Iman Mohamed Elhadidi

Fellowship year

2020 - 2021

Field

Refugees

Placement when a fellow

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Higher education

Bachelor of Economics - Faculty of Economics and Political Sciences, Cairo University

Current country of residence

Egypt

Biography

As a 23-year-old Filipina-Egyptian born in Egypt, Iman is the product of two cultures melded into one. The diversity she grew up witnessing had a great role in shaping her personality and interests in life. Iman obtained her bachelor’s degree in economics with honors from the Faculty of Economics and Political Sciences, Cairo University, with a passion for migration and refugee studies. Right after graduation, she volunteered for a refugee educational program funded by UNICEF, shortly after which she got the opportunity to become a Lazord Fellow. Iman was lucky enough to be placed at the International Organization for Migration (IOM), where she is working on projects that foster the integration and acceptance of non-Egyptians into the society. Iman considers this fellowship as the golden opportunity to promote her personal and professional development and growth.