Aya is the regional fellowship program officer at Ashoka Arab World. Her work involves supporting Ashoka Fellows, who are the leading social entrepreneurs in the region, to expand their work and scale their impact. In 2017, Aya was recognized as a Professional Fellow by the US Department of State and worked in the Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism in Washington D.C. Her main expertises includes strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, dialogue facilitation and graphic design. Aya has a bachelor’s degree in applied arts and upon graduation, she was awarded the Lazord Fellowship from the American University in Cairo, due to her deep passion towards pursuing a career in the development field. She also has a diploma in NGO management and a diploma in liberal arts and sciences.