Huda Dawood

Huda, 23, is a Palestinian refugee from Saida, Lebanon. Her father is originally from Gaza, leaving for Lebanon when he was 17. She still has many relatives there. Huda graduated from American University in Beirut (AUB), with a major in economics and a minor in mathematics. Now, she is looking for a permanent job that will earn her a decent living--a challenge for a Palestinian refugee in Lebanon (where "people like her" are not given equal rights.) In the meantime, she tutors and works sporadically for United Youth for Lebanon. Huda likes writing to express her thoughts and dreams of a better life for her family -- ideally, in their homeland, Palestine.