Mariam Melikishvili, an AUBG student in class of 2027, majoring in European Studies and Psychology, was born and raised in Tbilisi, Georgia. She is also a FLEX (Future Leaders Exchange Program) Alumna of 2022-23′ and spent her last year of high school in Westerville, Ohio on a cultural exchange, fully funded by the U.S. Department of State. Mariam has been involved in the art world since the age of four and her skills include, but are not limited to, painting with watercolors, oils, acrylics, drawing in charcoal, working with clay, or wood. Over the years, she worked as a freelance artist for her brand “M&M-Art”, wrote articles and designed posts for various NGOs in Georgia, and tutored online in English and Georgian languages. In the future, Mariam wants to make a positive impact on the world, whether that’s by writing stories about relevant issues, working in the education field, or helping people find the courage to heal by being their personal coach.