“I chose aviation studies because I’d never heard of a female pilot who was also a #refugee.”

“I can’t represent all refugees, but I can try my best to share my story—as a refugee, yes, but also as a Syrian, a female, a dreamer, a student, an engineer-to-be.  Maybe the combination of my identities can even help change someone’s stereotype of a refugee.”

Maya Ghazal is a recipient of the Diana Legacy Award, and an Ambassador for the Children’s Society and supporter of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.

Read her story: www.rookiemag.com

 

June 26, 2018