Research Analyst, Women's Rights in the Middle East Program
Office Phone: (713) 348-3616
Marnicio’s current research examines HIV prevention programs in Jordan and Lebanon. Much of the work focuses on qualitative data analysis of youth experiences in the region. Her future research plans include an examination of women’s access to reproductive health services in the Middle East and the promotion of educational and leadership opportunities for women in the region.
Ariana Marnicio is the research analyst for the Women’s Rights in the Middle East Program at the Baker Institute. Her areas of interest include Islam, education, and sexual and reproductive health. Marnicio has lived and studied in Egypt, Jordan and Oman. While in Jordan she interned with the New America Foundation, conducting research on the role of women in the Arab world. Her senior thesis investigated the use of lingerie between Muslim married couples and sexual equality. Marnicio is also assistant director of the Public Diplomacy and Global Policymaking in the 21st Century Program. She speaks Modern Standard Arabic and Jordanian colloquial Arabic. She graduated in 2013 from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Arts in Arabic magna cum laude, and was awarded the U.S. State Department’s Critical Language Scholarship in Ibri, Oman.