Ghalya Alsanea

Bachelor of Architecture

Ghalya is a Bachelor of Architecture graduate from Carnegie Mellon University, with minors in Intelligent Environments and Physical Computing. She wants to dedicate her life to positive social impact, whether through design, built structures, art, or providing a necessary service to fulfill those areas. Coming from the Middle East, she is passionate about women’s rights, women empowerment, and working with refugees and displaced people. She has been given an immense privilege to still be alive, healthy, and have access to a top-line education. It is “my duty to share that privilege with others. After all, I only got to where I am today because of others’ empowerment of me.” Ultimately, she wants to communicate and design in a way that changes how people think about immigration, refugees, and displaced and marginalized people through strategic spatial and artistic interventions.

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