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Seif Abou Zaid ’08, ‘17
Political Science; Public Policy

Seif Abou Zaid is the co-founder and CEO of Mavericks school in Egypt, which utilizes personalized and self- directed learning, real-life experiences and hands-on activities — celebrating student strengths. “I was always interested in education as a vehicle for liberation and empowerment,” says Abou Zaid, who previously worked in two education startups, including being co-founder and CEO of Tahrir Academy, one of the region’s biggest online educational platforms.