Doaa Mohaisen

Do’aa, 21, is a graduate of English language and literature at the Islamic University of Gaza. She now is pursuing her master's degree in translation at Qatar's Hamid Bin Khalifa University. Doaa says her life revolves around reading, writing, "endless discussions about language"--and, oh yes, counting the stars and stargazing. Do'aa hopes she can contribute to making the world a better place for the coming generations. “My passion for writing is what keeps me alive,” she says. (She also describes herself as somewhat crazy and reckless!)