Program Manager of The Global Switchboard
How did I get here?
I received my Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Bachelor of Philosophy in Global Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. After graduation, I decided to join PULSE, Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience, a program that seeks to invest recent graduates in the city of Pittsburgh through service. As a PULSE fellow, I was matched to serve at The Global Switchboard. Following my year of Service, I joined The Global Switchboard team full-time.
Why am I at the Switchboard?
I was born in Alexandria, Egypt, and immigrated to the United States at the age of 5 with my parents. As an immigrant, I had the opportunity to grow up exposed to different cultures, and my background ensured that I was open to the overwhelming diversity of perspectives around me. My time at the University of Pittsburgh helped established a love for the city of Pittsburgh, and I want to work to see it on the front lines of global engagement and education. My work at The Global Switchboard aids me in achieving this goal. The Switchboard highlights the shared moral responsibility to bring about social justice and equality in the world by connecting globally oriented individuals and organizations in Pittsburgh.
- a co-founder of Project Potter, a student service organization at the University of Pittsburgh.
- interested in women’s health issues and studied FGM in Egypt for my undergraduate Global Studies degree.
- a sleep enthusiast