American Univesity of Beirut

FAFS Alumni Initiatives

  • ​Alumni Karavetian and Fakih create Arabic dietary application to help manage diet. 


​FAFS Alumni Mirey Karavetian (B.S. Nutrition & Dietetics, 2003 & M.S. Nutrition, 2007) and Cosette Fakih (B.S. Nutrition & Dietetics, 2003 & M.S. Nutrition, 2009), who are now at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi, and Lebanese American University in Lebanon respectively, created a mobile application called KELA.ae. The application is an Arabic dietary app designed to provide support for hemodialysis patients in managing their diet. Features of the app include self-monitoring and educational components. Read more about the work being done and their application here. ​










  • ​Karma Bou Azza, FAFS Aluma, creates app to track local wild-life population 

Karma Bou Azza (B.S in agriculture and M.S. in Plant Protection) is now an ecological restoration Senior Specialist at Lebanon Reforestation Initiative (LRI), where she created an application that offers a non-invasive technique for identifying Eurasian Otter Populations in Lebanon. To read more about the application and the study behind it, click here. ​




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