Jana Amin



WAAS Designation:

Junior Fellow

Primary Position & Institution:

Intern, Dr. Alaa Murabit, Harvard Radcliffe Fellow

Short Bio:

Jana Amin is an Egyptian-American senior in High School and an incoming freshman at Harvard College. She is a passionate advocate for gender parity, girls’ education, and Muslim women. An avid speaker, Jana gave a TedX-Youth talk on changing the narrative around Muslim women and recently spoke on a panel at the United Nations General Assembly on policies to further the UN SDG’s. She works closely with The Collateral Repair Project, an NGO based in Jordan to support refugee women and girls. In May, she hosted a virtual event, #17for17: Advocating for Girls’ Education, featuring speakers including the CEO of the Malala Fund, Head Secretariat of the UN GIrls’ Education Initiative, and the Director of Michelle Obama’s Girls’ Opportunity Alliance. Her research focuses on the media representation of Muslim women; she curated an exhibit at the American University in Cairo titled “Princess Fawzia and the Duality of Egyptian Women”. She is currently interning at the Harvard Kennedy School, and with Dr. Alaa Murabit, a UN high-level commissioner on health and economic growth. Jana is 2021 Giving Square Fellow, an advising board member at The Conversationalist, a member of the Youth Activism Project, and one of the founders and podcasters on UnTextbooked. She was recognized as one of Arab-Americans inaugural 20 under 20 and one of The Conversationalist’s honorees in Education.