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Relevant Skills & Abilities

  • Experience with inner workings of non-profit\NGO company structure; filing taxes and government registrations; interacting and communications with Board of Directors, lawyers, accountants, insurance agencies, payroll services, and others to maintain day to day operations and administration.
  • Ability to communicate and interact with senior business executives as well as officials at all levels of government, and to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in diverse communities.
  • Thorough, accountable, clear, and timely written research and reports.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and foreign languages.
  • Grant writing and budget creation for funding opportunities with U.N., E.U., U.S. Gov., & other agencies.
  • Vetted and approved by State Dept. and proven ability to handle sensitive and confidential information. 
  • Language – Modern Standard Arabic (advanced), Egyptian Arabic & Spanish (conversational).
  • Project Management – created successful social media marketing strategy at Bridging Nations.
  • Strategic Leader – crew manager at Grasshopper Moving overseeing as many as 5 crew members.
  • Highly efficient and organized at handling multiple complex tasks simultaneously.
  • Efficient and organized planning along with extensive experience traveling and living internationally.
  • Exceptional and improvisational problem solving skills.

Technical Skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Open Office, Google apps, and others; Average 100 w/m typing.
  • Proficient in both Macintosh and PC. Experience with PC hardware, web design, and networking.
  • Experience with QuickBooks as well as knowledge with creating line-item budgets, handling invoices, managing corporate credit and bank accounts, and overall bookkeeping.
  • Experience with SAS, SPSS Statistics Programs
  • Email, Communication, and Listserv Database management: Outlook, Skype, MailChimp, WorldCard
  • Designing and promoting online media pages: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Squarespace, Wordpress, Ehost

Highlights

  • Photographer & note-taker - Saad Hariri, NUSACC, and IJMA3 roundtable discussion. (May 8, 2015)
  • IJMA3-USA & IJMA3: The Arab ICT Organization Web revamp project. (May –September, 2015)
  • Bridging Nations social media marketing project and email recovery project. (May 2012)
  • Study Abroad Program: American University in Cairo (2008-09)
  • 1st Place State Award, “Political Philosophy”. “We the People” competition, Arizona (2006)

Work experience

Oct 2015Present

Research Analyst

IJMA3-USA, Inc.
  • Conduct research and report on various topics to be used for brainstorming or creating programming for implementation upon IJMA3’s selection for international development projects.
  • Assist in the administration of day to day operations and communications with various entities, such as Board of Directors, government and tax departments, insurance agencies, accountants and payroll, to maintain the organizations official registrations, legal standing, and financial solvency.
  • Assist in liaising with appropriate donors to position IJMA3-USA as the “go-to” organization for ICT work in the Middle East and turning IJMA3-USA into a well-known organization in the D.C. area.
Aug 2015Oct 2015

Junior Analyst

IJMA3-USA, Inc.
  • Assist in creating “Concept Papers” and responses to various Requests for Applications (RFAs) from current and prospective donors.
  • Attend meetings with CEO: Prepare needed materials for meetings, take notes, send minutes and briefings.
  • Support writing, assembling, and submitting full proposals to donors in response to funding opportunities.
Apr 2015Jul 2015

Summer Intern: ICT's and Development

IJMA3-USA, Inc.
  • Track, monitor, and follow up on grant applications and opportunities.
  • Assist CEO with needed travel logistics and materials, such as Visa applications, flights/hotels bookings, online payments, filling registrations forms, briefing CEO on program agendas, and preparing summaries.
  • Process invoices and other documents related to IJMA3-USA, and make sure all commitments (financial payments, registration, reporting, and other) of IJMA3-USA are paid/met.
  • Web updates on IJMA3-USA website and social media channels.
Apr 2015Present

Intern: ICT's and Gender Equality

Women's Alliance for Virtual Exchange (WAVE)
  • Assist with development of WAVE and establishment of WAVE as a registered organization.
  • Assist with the transfer from WAVE as a project to WAVE as an official international organization.
  • Assist in creating “Concept Papers” and responses to various Requests for Applications (RFAs) from current and prospective donors.
  • Support writing, assembling, and submitting full proposals to donors in response to funding opportunities.
  • Attend meetings with CEO: Prepare needed materials for meetings, take notes, send minutes and briefings.
  • Serve as general office administrative assistant and maintain an organized and up-to-date workplace.
Jan 2012May 2012

Research and Administrative Intern

Bridging Nations Foundation
  • Contributed to the generation and development of ideas for courses, research projects and events during weekly meetings with CEO.
  • Assisted professors with curriculum development for College of Energy, Environment and Sustainability classes – Energy, Economics and Sustainability.
  • Researched and wrote policy-relevant posts for the Bridging Nation's (BN) College of Energy, Environment and Sustainability.
  • Managed BN contact database repair and update project as well as develop correspondence protocol so as to effectively execute newsletter distribution and event promotion.
  • Created and enacted BN social media strategy on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
  • Assisted to the growth and development of start-up education initiative – The College of Energy, Environment and Sustainability.
  • Contributed to research and preparation of grant proposals.
  • General technical services and support.
Sep 2006May 2007

Building Management: Work-Study

Peace Corps Headquarters
  • Compiled detailed worldwide budget analysis of goods such as office supplies, furniture, and vehicles.
  • Served as general office assistant to support management conferences and large meetings.
Oct 2014Present

Crew Chief - Independent Contractor

Grasshopper Movers
  • Serve as crew manager/supervisor, directing and managing up to 5 other team members at a time.
  • Provide excellent and personal customer service on a daily basis and take responsibility for assuaging client's questions or concerns.

  • Serve as crew driver to handle all transport and navigation as well as logistics.

  •  Work effectively and efficiently while unsupervised or while supervising others.

Jul 2009Oct 2014

Independent Contractor

Big Green Moving
  • Consistently create accurate billing invoices for each move while working in the field.
  • Serve as team leader to manage customer questions and requests during moving process.
  • Committed and dependable employee despite long/odd hours and on-call status.
  • Efficient and hardworking team member prioritizing a positive and cooperative work environment.
  • Provide superior customer service to clients while caring for and transporting household goods during local and interstate moves.

Education

Aug 2008Jun 2009

Study Abroad Program

American University in Cairo

Relevant Courses:

  • Political Economics
  • History of the Modern Middle East
  • Government & Politics of Egypt
  • Non-Muslim Communities in the Muslim World
  • Modern Movements in Islam.