An explorer of the cosmic and the earthly, I'm a Space Scientist at University of Cambridge, Programme Director at Cambridge Judge Business School's Entrepreneurship Centre, and public speaker. I consult and train on how to win hearts and influence minds with the story allure and architecture.
Being the first person to obtain a doctorate in astrophysics from a Lebanese university fuels my gender advocacy work and inspires my duty as role model. Keen on sharing my expertise and always curious to learn, I'm an educator, mentor and storyteller. As founder and managing editor of Scheherazade Speaks Science, I help make science accessible and women in STEM more visible, one story at a time. The initiative was awarded the Cambridge University Public Engagement Starter Fund 2018.
Often profiled as subject matter expert in the media, including BBC Future, Room Space Journal, An-Nahar newspaper and various podcasts. Was featured as "Modern Muse for Astronomy" by the London cultural magazine Postscript.
Because words are "events" that connect and transform, to me public speaking is an act of communion that syncs minds. I have given keynotes and talks on astrophysics, leadership, entrepreneurship and women in STEM at international conferences and global forums including TEDx, UN Women and UN Office for Outer Space Affairs.
When not pursuing stellar endeavours 🔭✨, jogging🏃🏻♀️, or exploring physical and vocal expression in my regular theatre training🎭, I would be sailing with my husband in the English wind⛵