Haneen Oriqat is the assistant at the Dijkstra Agency. She provides support to the team at SDLA.
Haneen is dedicated to learning about the industry and fostering a career in publishing with the commitment of supporting diverse voices by increasing the visibility of writers of color who have been marginalized.
Haneen received her M.F.A. in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Fiction and Writing for Young People from Antioch University, Los Angeles. She is an alumna of the University of California, San Diego, where she received a B.A. in Political Science with an emphasis in International Relations and a minor in Literature/Writing, while taking extensive courses in Photography. She is also a fellow of VONA/Voices for writers of color. Prior to joining SDLA, Haneen interned remotely for Ayesha Pande Literary Agency. She has also held various positions in education and the arts, including being hired as a consultant to write and edit a comic book for The AjA Project.