Noor Ghazi

Noor is the University Sponsorship Program Director for Every Campus A Refuge at Guilford College. In her role, she designs and provide training, resources, and technical assistance to university groups sponsoring refugee students.

Noor holds two Master’s degrees, one in Arabic Language and Linguistics from California University in Pennsylvania and another in Peace and Conflict Studies from UNC-Greensboro (UNCG). She has also been teaching courses in Arabic and Humanities at several local colleges and universities including UNCG, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Durham.

Noor’s passion for refugee advocacy stems from her background. Her family evacuated Iraq on her sixteenth birthday as the threat of persecution increased during the war between Sunni and Shia Muslims. Her family faced an increased risk of persecution as her father is Sunni and mother is Shia. Fortunately, Noor and her family narrowly escaped Iraq and found temporary refuge in Syria where her family stayed for two years before being granted refugee status. Her family was resettled to High Point, North Carolina in 2008 where she continues to live today. Noor remembers the homesickness and challenges she and her family faced when they first arrived in High Point. She realizes that she is in a unique position to help refugees today who are in a similar situation to the one she was in fifteen years ago.