Atieh graduated from the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs program at the University of British Columbia. She is a doctoral student at the Faculty of Medicine, where she focuses on the intersection of technology, occupational science, and migration. Outside of academia, she enjoys traveling, skydiving, and spending time with friends and family.
Throughout her doctoral studies, Atieh would like to examine how technology could be used to improve immigrants’ sense of digital well-being. In particular, her research interest is on uses of virtual reality (VR), both as a methodological tool for migration research, but also for its potential to improve immigrant settlement and integration programs by providing opportunities for engagement in occupations. Through her research, she aims to enhance digital equity and social inclusion for all people regardless of their age, sex, race, and other intersecting markers of identity.