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Carine Hajjar

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Carine Hajjar is an opinion and editorial writer and Editorial Board member at The Boston Globe. She started in August 2023 and covers immigration, crime, national security, higher education, and national elections. She previously completed The Fund for American Studies' Joseph Rago Memorial Fellowship for Excellence in Journalism at The Wall Street Journal Editorial Board, where she edited op-eds and covered immigration, crime, and the 2022 Nevada midterm elections. As an editorial intern at National Review in 2020 and 2022 she covered higher education, immigration at the southern border from Del Rio, Texas, and the Vienna nuclear negotiations with Iran. In 2019 she worked as a defense intern for Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) in Washington, D.C. Carine is a 2021 graduate of Harvard College where she studied government and economics and chaired the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics' Fellows and Study Groups Program and was a founding leader of the Conservative Coalition. She was a member of The Harvard Crimson's editorial board and wrote an opinion column on free speech on campus called "Always at Odds." As a Harvard University Eliot House Finley Fellow, Carine was awarded a year of purposeful travel after graduation, focusing on Catholicism in European monasteries. She detailed her travels in her blog, "Girl on the Loose." Carine grew up in Milton and is based between Boston and New York City. You can reach her at carine.hajjar@globe.com and follow her on X @carinehajjar2.

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