Lina Abojaradeh

Lina has a degree in architectural engineering and identifies herself as an artist and activist. She recently graduated from the Lazord Fellowship for young civic leaders, and is currently a program coordinator at Global Nomads Group, an international NGO dedicated to fostering dialogue among youth. As founder of the volunteer group Archismile, she hopes to use art as a way to engage others, by creating murals with powerful messages in underserved parts of her community. She is also the winner of multiple international awards in filmmaking, writing and art, including the Plural + Film Award and the, “i am a migrant,” (IAAM) campaign. She aims to use her skills in writing poetry, art, and video-making to spread the positive messages she passionately believes in, especially revolving around her home country, Palestine. She has exhibited her work and spoken about her mission in countries including Ireland, Argentina, Turkey, US, Tunisia and Egypt.