Areej is currently pursuing an MBA and an M.A. International Affairs at George Washington University. Prior to joining the Lab, she worked at a research institute in Islamabad, Pakistan, where she conducted research on the socio-economic implications of the Afghan Refugee crisis on the country. Following that, she worked at Freedom House, focusing on new business development for Asia programs. Most recently, Areej was a summer Partner Management Intern at Siemens at their Ho Chi Minh City office in Vietnam.