Soha Youssef Msc.
|Learning and development coordinator
6. Migration and Development
Soha Youssef is the learning and development coordinator at United Nations University MERIT. After three years working as a researcher focused on migration studies she transitioned to a new role coordinating the university's Dual Career Ph.D. programme, and event management. She is also a mentee in the Master's programme, where she has discovered a growing interest in supporting students' professional growth. Further, Soha has been tutoring the Migration Studies course at the University College of Maastricht since February 2022.
Soha holds a double MSc. in Public Policy and Human Development from Maastricht University/UNU-MERIT with a specialisation in Migration studies. Her graduate thesis focused on the decision-making of Sudanese migrants living in Egypt.
Prior to joining UNU-MERIT Soha obtained her BA from the American University in Cairo where she studied political science, specialising in international law and international relations. After completing her bachelor's degree she worked as a refugee status determination senior assistant at the United Nations High Commissiobner for Refugees office stationed in Cairo.