Sara Alkayali Alalam

Impact KAEC Fellow

Sara Alkayali Alalam is a Masters Student in Civil Engineering in the University of Texas at Austin graduating in May 2016, and is specializing in Construction Engineering and Project Management. Sara is also working on a certificate in Decision Analysis from the Operations Research and Industrial Engineering Department in the University of Texas at Austin. As such, her graduate research will focus on decision analysis for construction. She has also developed a strong interest in public private partnerships in the transportation industry, and in affordable housing.

In 2014, at the American University of Beirut (AUB), she graduated with a high distinction in Civil Engineering and is the recipient of the Youssef Salam Engineering Excellence Award. Sara has interned for one of the largest engineering consulting firms in Sweden. In her free time, she likes to read, draw, and travel. Sara was born and raised in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, but is originally from Syria.