Shireen Zayed

Shireen Zayed

Fellowship year

2013 - 2014



Placement when a fellow

Project Coordinator - Nahdet El Mahrousa

Current employment &/or degree seeking

Senior Program Assistant - International Organization for Migration

Higher education

Political Science MA - Comparative Middle East Politics and Societies

Current country of residence



Shireen is a program coordinator, project development professional, and a John D. Gerhart Center alumna with over 6 years of experience in the development field. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Statistics from Cairo University (Egypt) and a master’s of Comparative Middle East Politics and Societies granted by the joint master’s program of the American University in Cairo (Egypt) and the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen (Germany). In December 2018, Shireen authored her first publication with Routledge, NY: a chapter on activism development in Egypt in the  book, “The Struggle for Citizenship Education in Egypt.”

Shireen is recognized by her managers, peers, and beneficiaries as a dedicated and organized coordinator, a visionary, and a creative leader who has distinctive abilities in strategic planning and project monitoring. Her previous work focused on the promotion of blue collar working conditions with NEP, and improving the economic prospects of young people in Egypt while working with Oxfam in Tunisia.

Shireen is currently working as a senior program assistant for the Regional Development and Protection Program (RDPP) within the Labour Mobility and Human Development unit at the International Organization for Migration (IOM Egypt).