Meriam Ayachi holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Institut des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Tunisia. While pursuing her undergraduate degree, she was a recipient of the NESA UGRAD scholarship and spent an exchange year in the United States. In addition, she participated in a summer school course in South Africa with the London School of Economics and the University of Cape Town. At the Hertie School, Meriam studies international affairs, focusing on security and sustainability. Furthermore, she completed internships at Empower Peace in Boston, Left Forum in New York City, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GiZ) in Tunis, and Democracy Reporting International in Berlin and Tunis. Through her different roles, Meriam has gained experience in the fields of civil society, gender, and in the MENA region.