SASTA is delighted to introduce to you the people who volunteer their time and effort to help the Advancement of Science And Technology in the Arab world.
Graduated with a BS in Biomedical Engineering in 2018 and started to work at Harvard Medical School in George Church Lab. I am working on a Brain connectomics Project and aspire to start my graduate studies in the upcoming years. While working in different labs, I have met many Arab visiting scholars which were highly intelligent and talented that prompted my interest to work with SASTA.
My name is Aya Karkout, I am a Business Management graduate from Damascus University, and I have worked in Translation for 5 years.
I am a volunteer Social Media Manager in SASTA, and a volunteer Translator in Researchers.
I work in translation and Content Creation in popular science magazine, at Haykal media.
My goal is to participate as much as possible, in making news about science and technology available for everyone.
I am a 3rd level pharmacy student at Mansoura University, Egypt. I graduated from a special high school education system in Egypt initiated to nurture the best achievers in middle school in a critical thinking, teamwork, and innovation environment, a system to which I am deeply indebted, so I always gratefully introduce myself as a STEM School alumnus. Recently, I began volunteering as a secretary in SASTA. Before SASTA, I volunteered at the Egyptian Pharmaceutical Students’ Federation. I am also passionate about science communication; I was a semifinalist at FameLab-Egypt. Apart from science, I love reading, cinema, and Islamic Art.
I am a second year Medical Student at Cardiff University. For the past few years my love for research and science has driven me constantly to seek new opportunities. I have previous research experience in; sepsis, cancer and genetics and psychopathology. My love for Syria and the Arab World started long before I took my first steps in the narrow streets of Damascus. I joined SASTA as a Virtual Conference Organiser and Fundraiser, a chance to indulge more in the research and science in the Arab World, learn and grow.
I love hiking, adventures, sports and music.
Graduating with a degree in Logistics from the German Jordanian University did not only help me see the world of supply chain, but also how things flow from one point to the next in a seamless manner. My degree along with my international & local experience paved the way for me to see the world in a new light. Maintaining a high quality and keeping tabs on everything gave me the ability to multitask. My achievements in my university and my job have always played a major role in motivating me and keeping me on track. But to me, true success does not only include our jobs, it also includes how we can impact others and make this world a better place. Hence, I have deep interest in taking a role in such a great initiative such as SASTA. I am now the Administrative officer Volunteer for the Open University at SASTA.
Dr. Zareen Fatima
I completed my PhD in Molecular Biology (Specialization: Virology) from Centre of Excellence in Molecular Biology, University of the Punjab, Lahore Pakistan. My work is on studying viral phylodynamics to understand the spread of viruses, especially arbo viruses, during epidemics. I served as Assistant Professor of Biology and Bioinformatics in Pakistan for three years. I have done extensive work on dengue viral infection in Pakistan and now reside in Toronto Canada. I love animals, and in my free time write fictional stories to highlight the emotions of humans.
I have joined SASTA as the Content Writer. The mission of SASTA is to bring together a community of specialized Arab scientists on one platform which will help in the capacity building and promotion of science and research in Arab countries. This targeted approach by SASTA is an example to help other similar organizations around the globe. Kindly review the links provided on website for more information on SASTA and its resources.
I am an aspiring researcher and currently in my third year studying Clinical Laboratory Sciences at The University of Jordan. I am a young student who found joy and passion in science and research, therefore, it’s such a pleasure for me to be surrounded by a scientific atmosphere which helps enhance one’s knowledge by exchanging experiences and motivation. I recently volunteered as Twitter Account Manager for SASTA, and I am quite proud of SASTA’s mission and values and very thankful for such a society that gathers us as Arabs on one platform for a shared vision of a better Arab world through science. I love discovering new things, cultures, languages, and I am planning to travel around the world! I also find inspiration in kids and cats!
I have a bachelor degree in Network and Security from Jordan University of Science and Technology. I currently work as a Banking Examiner at the Central Bank of Jordan. I recently joined SASTA as an Organizer of Internal Policies & Regulations. As I am keen on self-learning, I keep looking for new trends in technology and artificial intelligence. I am proud of a statement of one of my university instructors who wrote to me in my graduation notebook that I am a person who will be hard to dispense at the workplace, so I try my best to work hard, believe in myself, and learn from obstacles. Apart from the professional life, I always find inspiration when surrounded by nature: between tree leaves, on the top of mountains, or travelling on a plane seat to a far destination.