Annam graduated from Brooklyn College in 2010 with a BA in Political Science. She started out aiming for a career in medicine–even attending medical school for a year in England–until it became clear that this path was not for her.
In 2012, she served as an intern at the office of Michael Musa-Obregon & Associates, and as the Government Affairs intern for the New York chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) where she worked on issues such as Islamophobia in subway ads, NYPD surveillance of the Muslim American community, and the legality of the Material Support law under the USA PATRIOT Act. During the summer of 2013, she had a very enlightening experience as the Resource Mobilization intern for the Strategic Partnerships Division at UN Women where she learned first hand how the global gender agenda was being implemented.
Annam is currently working on her thesis for the Master’s Program in International Relations at CCNY, is a part-time Graduate Assistant for the Skadden, Arps Honors Program in Legal Studies at CCNY where she has worked since March 2013, and occasionally takes online courses in authentic Islamic Studies with Mishkah University. She is also the co-founder of YUSRA, an Islamic organization for the empowerment of women through leadership development and relaying the message of Islam.
Annam has a strong desire to influence U.S. foreign policy and contribute to the comparative study of Islamic and contemporary international law for practical use. Her immediate pursuits in writing include deconstructing, challenging, and inter-connecting the issues in the dominant narratives around gender violence, national security, and human rights. Her other interests include comic books, video games, and martial arts.