Nouf is an MSW graduate from NYU. She has worked at AAANY for over a year as an intern providing individual counseling, and community services. During this time she provided psychoeducation to the community, including mental health workshops as well domestic violence workshops. Nouf worked with the NYU Langone Behavioral Health Center as an intern for 6 months, providing individual counseling during her master program at NYU. This experience gave her the opportunity to get closer to the immigrant and refugee community in NYC and specifically the Arab community. This internship enlightened Nouf in the struggle and issues that need be addressed. Nouf’s interest in the mental health field started during her bachelor studies, which was in social work as well. Coming from an Arab community she understands the struggles that this community deals with in relation to mental illness stigma. This struggle motivated her to dig deeper in this field and to educate as many people as she could about mental health as well as connecting vulnerable people to the resources they need.