Zainab Hamid Mera is a Senior Program Officer at IRIS. She joined IRIS in September 2017, prior to which she worked with IRIS as a Program Assistant for the 2017 Sulaimani Forum and the post-ISIS security project. She graduated from AUIS in 2017 with a B.A in Information Technology. She is interested in regional politics and technology's role in the future of politics. She speaks native Arabic and fluent English.