Hayat Abu Samra, Jordan

Hayat Abu Samra has a passion and commitment to making a difference in a world filled with injustice and conflict. She is a team member in the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) – Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Policy Unit. Samra is currently pursuing a double master’s degree at New York University. As an Eisenhower Youth Leader, Samra wants to seize her opportunity to interact with people from all over the world to hear and learn from their stories.

“Where there is beauty in this world, there is also pain. We have to work, collectively and tirelessly, for the betterment of our communities and of our world. It’s our human and social responsibility to be active citizens. It’s a beautiful thing when people come from all corners of the world with one common goal. The Eisenhower Youth Leadership network gives us the space and expectation to do good.”