Michael Karam is Trickle Up’s Communications Associate for the Refugee Affairs team. In addition to documenting refugees’ journeys towards resilience and self-reliance, Michael curates and designs graphics and factsheets. He also maintains the Graduation for refugees microsite and manages the organization’s attendance at conferences and other external events. Previously, Michael interpreted in Arabic and French for refugees as they went through the green card process with HIAS PA. Originally from Lebanon, Michael studied Economics and International Relations with a Math minor at the University of Pennsylvania where he engaged in international and local social justice work, receiving the Ivy Day Bowl Award and the PennGALA Student Leadership Award.