Christie Maike is a graduate from the Lebanese American University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Affairs with an emphasis on Conflict Analysis and Resolution. She is a fellow researcher at the Middle East Institute for Research and Strategic Studies. Her work is focused on Iraqi politics and foreign affairs. She has worked on various consulting projects for international organizations and NGOs. She has also participated and chaired in Model United Nations and Model European Union conferences regionally and internationally. Moreover, she is a lead advocate of the 5th Sustainable Development Goal at World Merit Lebanon.