King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Hayat Sindi  حياة سندي

(born 1967) Biochemist and medical researcher

Hayat bint Sulaiman bin Hassan Sindi earned her doctoral degree in biochemistry from Cambridge University in the United Kingdom, becoming the first woman from any Arab state to earn that degree at any institution. She is currently a visiting scholar at Harvard University in the United States, but she returns to Saudi Arabia often, where she serves as one of the first women ever appointed to Majlis Ash-Shura, the Saudi Consultative Assembly.

Number 227 in an ongoing series celebrating remarkable women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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It’s five key points, all of which are illustrated above; and most of which boil down to “economics is a discipline for the people, and to serve the people. It must be taken back from the political agents known as economists."