Summer Institutes and Professional Developments Thursday, Jul 7 2016 

Since graduating from my doctoral program in December 2014, I have had the privilege of participating in several courses.

In April 2015, I completed the requirements for a course Empowering Women in Technology Start-Ups (ewits). The course, which was organized by University of Florida Office of Technology Licensing, UF Tech Connect and the Florida Innovation Hub, allowed us to work together in groups to simulate the process of commercializing a new technology patented by the university.

By July 2015, I earned a certificate of completion for participating in the 2015 Summer Institute for Educators by the University of California Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center. The program grouped educators according to the level of students taught to find ways to incorporate social and emotional learning to one’s curriculum.

In June and July 2016, I participated in the Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute. Here, I got to learn about issues and methods of studying media policy globally. The two-week seminar took place at the University of Oxford. This turned out to be a convenient location since it was a short train ride away from the London School of Economics and Political Science’s Middle East Center, where I am a visiting fellow until August 2016.

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Graduate Students in Mass Communication Association (GSMCA) Friday, Dec 30 2011 

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

Professional Portfolio Friday, Dec 30 2011 

Welcome to my professional website, where I plan to share some of my thoughts and work.  In 2014, I earned a Ph.D. in mass communication at the University of Florida.

مرحبا  بزيارتكم إلى  ملفي المهني ، حيث أعرض أبحاثي وانجازاتي التعليمية, في نهاية عام 2014 حصلت على درجة الدكتوراه في الاتصال الجماهيري من جامعة فلوريدا