Maral Cavner enrolled at Emory University in 2009, and plans to graduate with her honors bachelor of arts in sociology in May 2013. As an undergraduate, Maral Cavner earned dean’s list recognition in 2010, 2011, and 2012, and in 2013, she joined Omicron Delta Kappa, a national leadership senior service organization that offers membership to less than one percent of the university’s student body.
As founding director of community building and an executive board member, Maral Cavner helps to steer the Emory Dream Project, a student-founded nonprofit program that provides support and mentorship to high school seniors from underserved communities. In her work with the organization, she secured a permanent charter, acted as liaison to the Volunteer Emory Organization, and recruited dozens of college students to help mentor individuals at North Druid Hills High School. A mentor with the organization as well, she assists high school seniors with college searches, admissions applications, and financial aid paperwork.
In addition to her dedication to community building and support, Maral Cavner enjoys international travel. She has traveled extensively, including to India, Sweden, England, France, South Africa, and Senegal, among other countries around the world. After earning her degree, she hopes to build a career in international relations.