Maryam Laly is Program Coordinator of the Stevens Initiative. Prior to joining the Initiative, she served as Policy and Outreach Assistant at the Global Women’s Institute at George Washington University, where she coordinated the communications and planned and executed events. She also led student and faculty outreach. Maryam has served as an intern with the Aspen Institute Seminars program and as an administrative assistant for the Institute’s Accounting Department. Maryam graduated with Honors in Government and minors in Peace Studies and Arabic from St. Lawrence University.Maryam is a writer and translator for Free Women Writers, a collective of writers, students, and activists working for gender equality and social justice in Afghanistan. She is also a board member and project manager of the Bamyan Foundation, an all-volunteer organization that promotes education and social justice to at-risk populations in Afghanistan.