Presented research with Dr. Wayne Wanta at a workshop entitled, “Politics and Image” at Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia in Murcia, Spain. July 2013.

Reviewed research papers for World Journalism Education Congress in Mechelen, Belgium. July 2013.

Speaker at the National Union of Kuwaiti Students’ in the United States 6th Annual Graduate Student Forums in Washington, DC. My speech was entitled “Technology in Higher Education”. Nov. 2012

Keynote speaker for Model United Nations with the theme “Empowerment through Information”, attended by 450 high school students at the University of Florida. Feb. 2012

Reviewed book chapters for the book, Cases on Web 2.0 in Developing Countries: Studies on Implementation, Application, and Use., Jan. 2012.Used my fluency in the Arabic and English languages to translate for Kuwaiti breast cancer patients in the United States. January-February 2010.

President of Graduate Students in Mass Communications Association (GSMCA). (2012-2013)

GSMCA’s vice president of international affairs (2011-2012)

During my first year as a doctoral student, I served as the vice president of international relations for GSMCA. As one of the five members, I strive to contribute by making an effort to welcome international students at the College of Journalism and Communication. My responsibilities include bringing the graduate student perspective to meetings of the International Communication Committee, where I am privileged to watch and take notes as the college’s outstanding professors set out tasks to turn their vision of our college into a reality.
One event in which I was an active participant was the college’s holiday party in December 2011. In addition to inviting students and faculty to enjoy light snacks, the GSMCA decided to participate in a toy drive. Included in this page are pictures that demonstrate the success of our efforts.holiday party

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