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Zachary Hawari


Born and raised in East Texas, Zachary attended the Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities, an early college entrance program hosted by Lamar University. He wanted to live and work after school on the East Coast so he transferred to the George Washington University. After graduating summa cum laude with a B.A. in international affairs, he came to W&M for law school hoping to combine his interests in the international field with the education he will receive at W&M. He would like to work in public international law and policy.

This summer, Zachary is going to work with Open Development Mekong in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to support social, economic and environmental development through open data. OD Mekong collects research and data from objective sources all over Mekong, including Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Zachary will likely help produce a comparative analysis of the mining laws and practices from across the region. OD Mekong then publishes this data in a meaningful, transparent form. From journalists to policy makers to the people on the ground, OD Mekong closes the gap between data producers and data consumers.