Yasmeen Mobayed graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 2015 with a degree in Ethnic Studies. Her thesis, "Education Under Siege: Learning Beyond Trauma", focused on community-based psychosocial programs offered to traumatized youth living under siege in Damascus. Beyond her academic work, she has translated extensively for several grassroots organizations and for the Local Coordination Committees of Syria. In 2012, she joined a humanitarian relief trip to Northern Syria to provide aid to refugee camps and to meet with local councils. She is broadly interested in migrant labor movements, neoliberalism, class formations, gender, and sexuality and hopes to explore these themes at NYU.