Hanan Hashem is a Research Assistant and Community Educator at The Family and Youth Institute. She completed her Master’s in Counseling Psychology at Wayne State University and her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Michigan, Dearborn. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate at The University of Texas, Austin and working in the Office of the Student Ombudsman. Her past experience includes serving as a Research Assistant at the Institute for Social Research and on various studies with researchers at the University of Michigan on topics related to income dynamics, inter-group bias and conflict.

Her current research focuses on contextual factors that influence American Muslim youth development. Hanan is a community organizer and has focused her efforts on youth empowerment through the Muslim Students’ Association, youth groups, regional camps and conferences, as well as serving as an educator for varying institutions. To learn more about Hanan’s research, click here.