Meet A Refugee
Alexandra Tarzikhan is a JD/MPH student at Northeastern School of Law and Tufts School of Medicine. She left her hometown of Aleppo, Syria in 2011, right at the start of the war. In 2015, when she began to hear about the magnitude of the refugee crisis, she felt the need to go and do something about it. This November was her third time volunteering in Lesvos, Greece, and she has also visited several camps in Lebanon and Jordan. Now that she is back in Boston, she wants to try to help resettled Syrians here. She believes that all of the refugees she met while volunteering, can succeed if only they had access to the opportunities she did. She believes in leveraging oneself to empower others, which is why she started a social media page called Meet A Refugee, as a way of raising awareness through the sharing of their stories.