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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 in 2016 and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology and a Masters in Quantitative Methods at The University of Texas, Austin.

Hanan’s main interests are in research, community, and clinical work. Her current research focuses on contextual factors that influence American Muslim youth development, including the role of their racial, religious, and gender identities on their everyday experiences. Hanan has also completed training at various sites, including community mental health centers, a youth shelter, and university counseling centers (including CMHC).

Hanan is also a community organizer and has focused her efforts on youth empowerment through local youth groups, regional camps and conferences, as well as serving as an educator and mental health consultant for varying institutions. She is currently working on her dissertation and hopes to graduate soon.