Joanna Ibrahim

  • B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


Global Challenge: Clean water and desalination in Egypt

I am passionate about researching solutions for the water shortage issues that dry countries are experiencing and becoming a social entrepreneur in this field.”


I am Joanna Ibrahim, a third-year student at New York University studying Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. My goal as an engineering student in GLASS is to make fresh water more available in an eco-friendly manner. In pursuit of that goal, I am currently interning at Olokun Minerals, a company that helps divert the harmful drainage of desalination by sustainably sourcing minerals from it. The goal of my internship is to get hands-on experience and to learn more about sustainable water management systems. Previously, I have also done research in Abu Dhabi on materials that can absorb and desorb drinking water from the atmosphere in order to make fresh water more accessible in desert environments. With that I am looking forward to translating my skills and learning towards my lifetime goal of becoming a social entrepreneur in this field.