Wardah Bari joined Stris & Maher in 2016 after graduating from Princeton University, where she studied at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Her thesis addressed the historical, legal and ethical frameworks of refugee and humanitarian protection.
While at Princeton, Ms. Bari received the Davis Projects for Peace award and implemented a program for Syrian youth in Jordan with the Arab Renaissance for Democracy and Development (ARDD)-Legal Aid, an organization that provides legal aid and other resources for refugee and migrant communities. Ms. Bari also worked for the U.S. Department of State at the Bureau for Population, Refugees and Migration.
Ms. Bari plans to attend law school following her fellowship. She is proficient in Urdu/Hindi, Punjabi, Arabic, and Spanish.