I was born and grew up in a small village in southern Yemen.

My village secondary school barely offered science courses due to a shortage of teachers and the unrest in the country from 2012. Nevertheless, my love for mathematics and natural sciences was great and I spent time teaching myself the basics of physics and mathematics using the light of candles while my village suffered from electricity cuts for years.

After school, I have been awarded a scholarship to study physics in Germany after scoring highly in a national academic merit competition. I did my bachelors at the Technische Universität Berlin with a focus on mathematics and theoretical physics and worked as a teaching assistant for mathematics and as a student research assistant to Prof. Holger Stark on a project on soft matter theory.

I am specialising in my Masters study at Oxford in mathematical physics and quantum field theory. I am also the course student representative of my cohort. In my free time, I enjoy listening to Yiddish and Hebrew music and reading Hebrew literature.