Christina is helping strengthen the ecosystem of support for MENA entrepreneurship, working directly with key TechWadi stakeholders. She's focused on building a robust army of TechWadi members and mentors, developing strategic partnerships that support our work in Silicon Valley and in MENA, and planning and organizing high-quality engagement opportunities that help grow our network.

Passionate about social capital and community engagement, Christina comes to TechWadi with background in outreach and association-building. Previously, she worked on economic development and education projects primarily in the MENA region, with both Relief International and the Small Enterprise Education and Promotion (SEEP) Network. Working with lean organizations, she's worn multiple hats - from research and business development to project management and program development.

Most recently, she managed outreach and communications for ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability's climate action programs, and helped strengthen the National Iranian American Council (NIAC)'s grassroots efforts to increase civic engagement and advance the interests of the Iranian American community in the Bay Area. Christina hold a M.Sc. in Democracy and Institutions from the University of London (UCL), and a B.A. in Comparative Politics from the University of California, Los Angeles. Christina loves to travel to new destinations and discover cultural gems - especially in the Middle East.

Program Manager, Ecosystem Engagement