Research Intern, 2016
Lauren Clingan joins the Al Qasimi Foundation as a Research Intern. A rising senior at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), Lauren studies Social Research and Public Policy. Her academic and research interests center on qualitative research methods, human and labor rights, socioeconomic inequality, and gender. At NYUAD, Lauren serves as managing editor of the Journal of Social Sciences, president of the Society for Global Development, and chairperson of Body Voices 2016—the university’s second student-led academic conference, which focuses on the place of dance in education and community-building. In her position at the Al Qasimi Foundation, Lauren looks forward to gaining practical experience in policy research and a more nuanced understanding of development and gender-related policy in the UAE.