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Rana Shehada (Palestine, Egypt and USA)

Rana Shehada (M.S. in Carter School for Peace and Conflict, George Mason University; B.A. in English Language, Ain Shams University).

A mid-level project manager, Rana is a results-oriented project management professional with 5+ years of experience.  She has been leading key research and growth initiatives within the public and private sector. With tremendous multi-cultural experiences of living in Egypt and the US, she has extensive knowledge and practice in international development, civil society and governance, and private sector development.  She worked in various fields including government relations, youth and women development and healthcare. Rana has solid organizational, planning and technical skills, and has been always highly praised for her work ethics and communication skills.

For the last three years she has been the Coordinator of Publications in the IIIT in Herndon, Virginia. In that capacity, she coordinates multiple publishing projects of manuscripts, manages the publishing pipeline, and participates in the development and execution of publishing policies. 

An entrepreneur, with clear vision based on ethics and empowerment, she co-founded with her husband WaSeala, a platform that connects teachers to students. She has also actively participated with the In Peace, Amr team in providing community presentations about peaceful coexistence and women in Islam, and conducting trainings on conflict resolution in the US and Egypt.

Rana is Palestinian raised in Egypt.  She now lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and two children.  She is fluent in Arabic and English.