Administrative Director & Community Connector

Leen Al-Hadban

Administrative Director & Community Connector:

Dr Leen Al-Hadban, PhD, is EarthDiverse’s Community Liaison and Administrative Director, responsible for building bridges with Aotearoa New Zealand’s diverse communities, and for helping EarthDiverse develop its administrative procedures and policies during its early growth period. Leen is originally from Iraq, and her mother tongue is Arabic. She came to New Zealand to do her PhD in English Literature and ended up staying in beautiful Aotearoa. Leen is passionate about women’s rights, education and comparative literature, and begins teaching EarthDiverse’s new Arabic Literature courses and Conversational Arabic beginning in 2021 Term 3.