Zaatari Refugee Camp
Harris Public Policy students visited Zaatari refugee camp as part of the 2018 Pearson International Conflict Seminar to Jordan, where they met with Syrian refugees leading NGO programming within the camp.
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Research and Policy
Associate Director of Events and Marketing
The Pearson Institute
Anna is the Associate Director of Events and Marketing at The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts. In this role, she coordinates and manages Pearson events to highlight the Institute’s mission, engage its stakeholders, and enhance its reputation as a leading research center.
Medearis previously worked in Beirut, Lebanon, as the founder and director of The Olive Grove, a coworking space and business hub which encourages entrepreneurship and economic growth in the Middle East. She also spent some time working at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission of Western Asia with the Emerging and Conflict-Related Issues Division and with the National Agenda for the Future of Syria. While in Beirut, she also volunteered at a Syrian refugee school teaching art and English.
Medearis holds a BA in international studies and media communication from Taylor University. She is also completing her MA in Middle Eastern studies from the American University of Beirut.
Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.