Mariem Ayadi

Smith College
Allstate Scholarship Recipient

My name is Mariem Ayadi. I grew up in Tunis. My father is Tunisian and my mother is Moroccan. I was raised bilingual, French and Arabic in order to better accommodate my greater family’s background. At the age of 16, I was admitted to the Youth Exchange and Study program. It is a one year exchange program established by the US Department of State. This was my first exposure to United States. I currently am a Sophomore at Smith College. I am intending to major in engineering with a minor in Computer Science. This summer I interned at KAYAK software.

“I strongly believe that having a strong technical background is the key and the right first step.”