Hiba Makkieh


Pavia, Lombardy, Italy
Helmholtz Zentrum München

Meet Hiba Makkieh, an AGF scholar from Palestine who pursued a BS in Biology at the American University of Beirut

“For me, AGF is more than a Foundation that supports Arab youth aspiring their dreams, it has become more of a family of highly talented, creative, smart, supporting, and achieving students with whom I shared with my 3-year university experience with its ups and downs, and of a great staff that are always working to provide us with the best opportunities even as alumni.”

Hiba graduated from the American University of Beirut in 2020 and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics at University of Pavia, Italy.

Hiba is looking forward to continuing her PhD in Genetics, Molecular and Cell Biology.

“Helping others should not be an obligation that you have to fulfil, instead, it should be something that everyone aspires to do. Helping each other is a key for the success of the community as a whole.”