Mariam Odeh

is a Rise Summer 2023 Lead Campus Organizer. She is a Palestinian-American rising senior at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor pursuing a degree in Public Policy while also on a pre-medical track. As one of Arab America’s 20 Under 20 Awardees, a recipient of the Brehm Scholarship, and an OHEI Scholar under Dr. R. Alexander Blackwood at the University of Michigan Medical School, her social and academic involvement encompasses community advocacy for Arab communities. In the past, Odeh has worked for the US Census Bureau and was the Activism Committee Lead at the Islamic Center of Detroit. She has also conducted research to address health disparities among Middle Eastern diaspora communities at UMich. Currently, she is a columnist for The Michigan Daily Newspaper’s Michigan in Color section, the Education Director of Students Allied for Freedom and Equality (SAFE), and an advocate for SWANA health and representation both locally and globally.