Halah Ahmad, of Currier House, concentrated in The Comparative Study of Religion with Sociology as a secondary field. Born in Milwaukee to a Palestinian father and an American mother, she attended an Islamic middle school and a Catholic high school before taking a gap year with six months in the Middle East. At Harvard, she has taken both Classical Arabic and Modern Hebrew, and has won several grants that have enabled her to spend her summers in the West Bank, Albania and Greece. For her senior honors thesis, she lived at Sounio Refugee Camp in Greece; the focus of her ethnographic study was the relief workers and how they came to empathize with the refugees. As the president of the Harvard Islamic Society, she expanded Muslim life programming, helping to create a Muslim-Jewish dialogue program, a Muslim youth mentorship program in Cambridge, and onboarding Harvard’s first paid Muslim chaplain. She is pursuing an MPhil in Public Policy as the Lionel de Jersey Harvard Scholar at Emmanuel College.