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Nagham Abou Zeid

MS Student


Nagham is an international student and Fulbright Foreign Scholar from Lebanon. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from the Lebanese American University. She works as a Teaching and Research Assistant in the Intercultural and Classroom Culture Lab under the supervision of Dr. Samara Madrid Akpovo. Nagham's research interests are centered around prenatal, infancy, and early childhood development throughout adverse environments, especially poverty, and how that affects early onset behavioral disorders, social development, and mental health.

Curriculum Vitae


University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  • August 2021 - Present, Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Intercultural and Classroom Culture Research Lab

Lebanese American University – Lebanon

  • June 2020 - September 2020, Research Assistant, Grant Proposal, Validation Study, Data Collection
  • January 2020 - July 2020, Research and Student Assistant, Title IX Office


August 2018 - June 2021

  • Lebanese American University – Lebanon
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • GPA: 3.91/4.00, Honor Program

October 2015 - June 2018

  • Rosary Sisters’ School – Lebanon
  • Lebanese Baccalaureate in Sociology and Economy 

Awards and Recognitions

• U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright Foreign Student Program Scholar
• Recognition Award in the BA in Psychology at the Lebanese American University
• Honor Program graduate at the Lebanese American University
• Merit-based Scholarship at the Lebanese American University
• Dean’s High Distinction list at the Lebanese American University
• Elect member of the Campus Student Council at the Lebanese American University
• Certificates in Drug Prevention and Life Skills Techniques from Cenacle de La Lumiere

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