Zakaria Elkawa

2023 Climate Ready Boston Intern

Education
BA, Boston University College of Arts & Sciences, Anthropology (’24);
BA, Boston University Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, International Relations (’24)

Read about Zakaria’s experience as the summer 2023 Climate Ready Boston Intern.

Zakaria is a young professional finishing his undergraduate education at Boston University with a Magna Cum Laude distinction. The breadth of his International Relations and Anthropology studies has inspired him to pursue a career in urban planning. His focus is to center climate resiliency and people-oriented city design within the work he has already done, such as with BU’s Campus Climate Labs, and in his future work, beginning with the Boston Climate Ready Team. Zakaria has lived in several cities, including Beirut, Istanbul, Dubai, and Boston, and has gathered diverse perspectives on public space and belonging, city design, and historic socioeconomic trends, particularly in Southwest Asia and North Africa (SWANA). He has developed essential relationships with volunteering, advocacy, and community groups in all these cities. He has also published articles for various outlets, including the now-defunct Lebanese newspaper The Daily Star, the Boston University Pre-Law Review, and the Institute for Palestine Studies. 

Meet Zakaria Elkawa, 2023 Climate Ready Boston Intern.

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