Connect Program Fellow Fall 2020; 1YC Fellow Summer 2020; Senior Facilitator
Country of origin: Austria, born to Egyptian parents
Date started with Soliya: 2008
Education and field of work: I'm a lecturer of journalism, media & politics, and emotional intelligence at the University of Applied Science for Management and Communication in Vienna, Austria. I've previously worked as a journalist, a communications expert for the United Nations, as well as a culture analyst for a consultancy in Amsterdam. I have a B.A. in journalism from the American University in Cairo and an M.A. in conflict studies from Kings College London, and I am currently a Coach in Training and will complete my education mid next year, where I would like to specialise in psychological first aid, self-worth and personal development.
What about Soliya inspires/motivates you to be involved? Seeing students evolve.
What can you be found doing when not working/facilitating/training? Swimming, cooking, and spending time with friends.
Favorite food: Indian cuisine