Dawood (David) is a professional social worker dedicated to continuing his education, promoting human dignity through living in peace, equity, and inclusiveness. Dawood is a newly admitted student at the School of Social Work as of Fall 2020. He is from South Sudan and lives in Cairo, Egypt. He has been a refugee since 2010 when he left his home country. Dawood has been working for refugees and displaced persons as s social worker as the Psychosocial Program Coordinator for Psycho-Social Services and Training Institute in Cairo (PSTIC) where he has been serving refugees and migrants the last 8 years working with different nationalities in his region. His responsibilities included case management and facilitation of protection services, psychosocial services, group support, and activities for refugees in Greater Cairo. Prior to his role, he was a caseworker supervisor for unaccompanied minors and separated children, focusing mainly on the child protection area. 

From 2010-2014 Dawood studied law at Cairo University (Khartoum Branch) and from 2012-2016 he earned a bachelor's degree in economics with high honor, becoming a holder of a dual degrees both in economics and law. Dawood's future plan focuses on the needs of women and children affected by the war in South Sudan, particularly those suffering from post-traumatic stress. Toward this end, he is studying to get his Masters in Social Work with the hope that he would be a more significant asset and an advocate not only to his community, but also to the refugees and migrants in the globe.