• Royce Fellowship


Archaeology and the Ancient World; Visual Arts

Award Year 

Exhibiting Early Islamic Jerusalem

Faculty Sponsor: Katharina Galor

Reem worked to identify artifacts from the Early Islamic period from Jerusalem, provided by various private and museum collections, excavation storerooms, and antiquity deposits, primarily located in Israel. These objects were included in an international loan exhibition traveling between the RISD Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Getty Museum.

Reem lives in Washington, D.C. and was an energy consultant at the World Bank's sustainable development department and a Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum. Previously, she managed the initiative to create one of the world's first carbon neutral towns and directed SPARK! Ventures, an MIT backed incubator to support young entrepreneurs in the Mediterranean region. Reem received a Master of Science degree from the University of Oxford in Environmental Change and Management and has professional experience in sectors including, micro-finance, urban planning, women empowerment, and entrepreneurship, Most recently, Reem has served as a judge at UC Berkeley's Big Ideas Competition. She is currently the ‎Policy Advisor of Energy & Environment at Foreign and Commonwealth Office.