Crystel Abdallah, Research Associate at CIBL for Women at the Olayan School of Business (OSB), American University of Beirut (AUB). She holds a Master's degree in International Affairs with a concentration in Development Policy from the Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelor's degree in Political Science/International Affairs with a minor in Legal Studies from the Lebanese American University. In the past two years, Crystel worked as a research assistant at OSB and her work involved multiple research projects including the use of smartphones by Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Before joining AUB, she worked with an NGO collecting data on the educational status of Syrian refugee children in Lebanon. Crystel is the recipient of Sholy Scholarship for Advanced University Studies at the Pennsylvania State University.