Excellence in Language Studies Award, Arabic
Student Name: Dara Liss
Major(s): Arabic Studies and Business Administration (with a concentration in Finance)
Bio: Dara Liss is a double major in Arabic Studies and Business Administration, with a concentration in Finance. She has taken classes in Arabic language and culture as well as financial modeling, business communication, and strategic management. At Emory, she pole vaulted on the Varsity Track and Field Team and was a student leader in Volunteer Emory. With Volunteer Emory she led multiple weekly service trips, alternative breaks, and helped other students organize their own weekly service trips. During her undergraduate career she studied abroad in both Argentina and Israel and traveled to Jordan, Russia, Serbia and Hungary. As a culmination to her undergraduate studies she recently completed a senior thesis titled “Missed Opportunities: How the IMF, World Bank, and NGOs failed to support female entrepreneurs in Jordan”. Next year, Dara will be working as a strategy analyst at Accenture, a management consulting firm, in New York City.