Athraa Yalda is a rising senior majoring in Biochemistry. She is from Iraq and has also lived in Egypt, Syria and the UK, although her family now lives in California. Prior to Middlebury, Athraa studied at United World College's Atlantic College in Wales. Athraa speaks Arabic, English and Hebrew, which she studied last summer at Middlebury's language school. She joined the Digital Media Tutor program in summer of 2014, and is interested in working with animation design, media editing, and learning new software.