Maryam Laly spent four years working with various non-profits on projects regarding international education and women’s rights advocacy. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Government with minors in peace studies and Arabic from St. Lawrence University in New York. Prior to joining the Hertie School, she managed the communications and events of the Stevens Initiative at the Aspen Institute by promoting virtual exchange, connecting youth from across the US to peers in the Middle East and North Africa. During her Master of Public Policy, Maryam specialised in policy analysis with a focus on education, gender and migration policies. Alongside her studies, she led the work of Bamyan Foundation, a non-profit that provides support to at-risk youth in Afghanistan through education and community initiatives.
Master's thesis title
Perception of gender roles: Analysing attitudes towards women’s education attainment and employment in Afghanistan between the years of 2006-2019