In 2007, Meryem and her family moved to Birmingham from the Middle East. After a short adjustment period, Birmingham quickly became home and she found herself staying in the city for an Undergrad. Meryem graduated from Birmingham-Southern College Cum Laude in 2017 with a B.A in Theatre Educational Psychology; a major she created which focused on theatre therapy for children and adults with special needs.

In 2017, Meryem served as an AmeriCorps VISTA on the Ed Program Team. As Community Engagement Manager, Meryem feels extremely grateful and humbled by the opportunity to continue to learn and grow from the inspiring students,
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  • Birmingham Ed Foundation

  • Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama

  • Jones Valley Teaching Farm

  • MLK Jr. Day of Service

  • United Way Hands On

  • United Way of Central Alabama

  • YWCA Central Alabama

  • United Way Day of Action

  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham

  • The Arc of Central Alabama

  • Network Night

  • Edfluncers

  • Community Engagement

  • Impacts

    Ed Family Game Night 2019