Zain Bseiso
Zain Bseiso
Executive Assistant to the COO

Zain Bseiso is the former Executive Assistant to the COO. 

As a Jordanian-American political analyst, Zain Bseiso’s diverse and multicultural background shaped her interest in identity politics. After completing a foundation degree in English Law from the University of Exeter in England, she moved to New York City and obtained her B.A from The New School in Global Studies. For her thesis on militarism and identity politics in Jordan, she interviewed Jordan's Speaker of the House of Representative, H.E. Atef Tarawneh.

Zain interned at the Permanent Mission of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the United Nations before joining the EastWest Institute. She assisted the Deputy Permanent Representative, Eihab Omaish, on his Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions campaign, which resulted in a victory.

She also worked for Jordan’s Royal Hashemite Court’s numerous organizations. Furthermore, Zain gained knowledge and field experience on asylum seekers and the refugee crisis while working with Jordan and New York based international organizations.

Zain's native language is Arabic and therefore, she has the ability to understand the different dialects spoken throughout the Middle East. She is also fluent in English and learned French while completing a course at Sciences Po.