Aya Al Khatib


Aya Al Khatib


  • Bachelor's: Penn State



Aya Al Khatib earned her bachelor's degree in journalism with a political science minor at Penn State. After that, she spent a year with UNICEF Jordan, supporting the Jordanian response to the Syrian crisis as a communication and social media assistant.

As a master's student at Penn State, Aya plans to explore international communications and cross-cultural communications -- with a particular focus on Middle Eastern and North African societies. She is also interested in the news media's impact on stereotypes, specifically how Western media portrays the Middle East and its psychological effects, and vice versa (how Westerners are portrayed in Middle Eastern media etc.)