Mariam Wahba is a communications manager at FDD. Previously, Mariam was the associate director of advocacy with the Philos Project, a Hertog political science fellow, a Tikvah Fund journalism fellow, and a policy intern at In Defense of Christians. She graduated from Fordham University with a BA in Middle East studies, Arabic, and Jewish studies. Born and raised in Egypt, she is a Coptic Christian and an advocate for the persecuted church. Mariam also co-hosts American-ish, a podcast and digital platform aimed at highlighting the diversity of the Middle East and promoting American values.