Defining “home” is no simple task, with its seemingly transient fabric in the modern age that leaves many of us with a deep-rooted yearning for belonging. I was raised in Dubai to Syrian-Lebanese ex-pats who later immigrated to the US in support of a more secure and thriving future for my sister and I.
Amal Katrib is a Syrian-Lebanese, Dubaian and now Seattleite who splits her time between the lush mossy Pacific Northwest and the Bay Area biotech hub. Addicted to both research and the outdoors, she is either at her desk coding through the late evening hours, exploring the Cascade range with her partner, running around the city, or rowing Lake Union. The rest of her time is spent with family or in a random global destination.