Mariam is a talented graduate of Technical University of Mombasa. She studied Development Studies with major in Countering Violent extremism. She is currently a part time Researcher and also a volunteer at Swahilipot Hub in Mombasa. Mariam has a good experience of research on preventing and countering violent extremism.
She has worked with academic researchers, International Organizations and local Non –Governmental Organization (NGOs) on various projects focused on violent extremism including Strengthening Resilience to Violent Extremism (STRIVE) at Shimo La Tewa Prison and Women Against Violent Extremism (WAVE I &WAVE II). As a researcher on the TUKIC project, Mariam has supported the research planning and data collection processes throughout the project including the organisation of body mapping workshops.