Rasha is an Arab-American born and raised in Jordan, with Palestinian roots and a passion for global citizenship. Rasha has nearly seventeen years of experience working in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region with local and international organizations and activists to amplify citizen voices, to increase participation in decision making processes, to advocate for human rights, and to create innovative solutions to social problems. Throughout her career, Rasha led and coordinated many local and national human rights campaigns and initiatives. Additionally, her work has consisted of managing programs and initiatives on social accountability, governance, transparency, anti-corruption, defending civic space, and a variety of awareness raising campaigns.
Rasha is a catalyst for change and is driven by making a difference through advocating for human rights issues and for safe environments for women, youth, human rights activists, and marginalized communities.
Rasha is based in Washington DC, and since 2019, she is the Director of MENA and Civil Society Strengthening at PartnersGlobal.
Rasha has recently been awarded the 40 under 40 award by the Arab America Foundation.
Rasha holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Jordan, and a Community Organizing Certificate from the Harvard Kennedy School.