I'm a member of the Board of Directors of Wikimedia District of Columbia
I have also completed a postbaccalaureate research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in neuroendocrinology and, in September 2012, I will begin a Fulbright-Schuman fellowship in Belgium and Germany studying European Commission-sponsored mobility incentives for young scientists and researchers in Europe. I graduated in 2009 from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI with a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Biological Sciences and a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Journalism. I am fluent in English and Arabic and have an intermediate command of German.
I have been contributing to the English Wikipedia since 2007. As a member of the founding Board of Directors of The Wiki Society of Washington DC (which eventually became Wikimedia DC), I assisted in laying the basic foundations of the organization. During Wikimania 2012, I served on the leadership team as Deputy Coordinator. At Wikimedia DC, I started the Embassy Outreach Initiative, a program designed to connect with embassies based in the DC area. My principal goals are to expand outreach to and participation of professional organizations, non-profits, and NGOs who support free access to global knowledge, open science, open culture, and other free/global knowledge initiatives.