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Leen El Harake Releases Her Limitations and Seeks out New Opportunities

Having a clear vision of her goals, a marked passion for work, Leen El Harake, an LAU MEPI TLU student from Lebanon knows very well how to climb the leadership ladder to the top.

Amidst tremendous challenges that the year 2020 has carried, Leen El Harake was able to convert barrier blocks into opportunities and set a string of achievements: In July 2020, El Harake organized a session together with her LAU student colleague Nader Akoum under the title of “Cities Representation”, an engaging round table which main objective was to save the heritage of Lebanon’s historic cities like Tyre through the implementation of projects to preserve the enriching cultural, and the social aspects of the city.

In October, El Harake run for the Student Council Elections at LAU and won the Vice President seat at the School of Architecture and Design (SArD) thanks to a detailed plan she developed to address students’ major issues and re-ignite the core leadership values within her peers.

Lately, El Harake gave a closer look at the transformational leadership and the coaching ripple effect and hence decided to take part in a series of virtual boot camps and sessions organized by Georgia’s Youth Entrepreneurs, sometimes as a guest speaker and some times as a judging panelist. Additionally, El Harake joined the Council of Global Representatives as part of the American Institute of Architecture Students’ (AIAS) 2020-2021 Committees and Task Forces where she will be working to support and engage with international members of AIAS chapters in different regions throughout the year.
These activities, she says, are only the tip of the iceberg. As El Harake is foreseeing a long string of activities for the year to come.  
El Harake proved to be a real-life leader who keeps on challenging herself to instill a positive change and transmit the DNA of leadership to her peers

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