Outreach, Advocacy and Policy Specialist
Marzieh joined the Generations For Peace Institute (GFPI) in July 2019 as the Outreach, Advocacy, and Policy Specialist. In this role, she develops the organisation’s advocacy and thought-leadership strategy by identifying and capturing Generations For Peace’s best practices, impacts, and knowledge and using these assets to improve peacebuilding efforts and obtain greater support for peacebuilding from the international community.
Of Iranian and Irish decent, Marzieh was born in the state of Washington, USA. She studied Diplomacy and World Affairs at Occidental College and went on to work for several NGOs/agencies on economic, education, humanitarian, and governance projects in Jordan and Syria in the M&E and programme implementation fields. She also worked in Jordan’s Zaatari Refugee Camp for two years.
Wanting to work with youth and with an organisation that values quality and results, Marzieh was drawn to Generations For Peace. She loved the idea of joining a local Jordanian organisation whose peacebuilding efforts have impacted 50 countries across the world and treats the people it serves as partners.
Marzieh loves the Arabic language and has been in Jordan for about eight years. In her spare time, she enjoys singing and music, cooking and baking, playing basketball, reading, and exploring new cities and nature on foot.