Sarah Albani is an advisor to the Alkaram Institute. She is a neuroscience researcher with a diverse background in clinical, translational and basic science sectors. A significant focus of her work has concentrated on investigating the physiological and behavioral bases of neural injury and plasticity, among other subjects. She has also worked abroad on international development projects in various countries with refugees and underserved populations in addition to community building efforts locally in the Washington, D.C. area. In addition to her studies in traditional and contemporary Islamic sciences and thought, Sarah has completed certifications in permaculture as well as holistic and natural medicine. A thread that ties her work together is the passion to develop effective systems-level frameworks that promote the development of strong and resilient societies through the cultivation of empowered individuals. She is currently pursuing research and studies in the field of Islamic psychology, with a focus on trauma. Sarah also serves as a research associate and a member of the Board of the Directors for the AlKaram Institute.