Amira Attia is a program assistant at the empowerME Initiative of the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East.

Attia holds a master’s degree in education, globalization and international development from the University of Cambridge, where she conducted qualitative research for her dissertation titled, “Understanding Transition from Higher Education to Work for Women: Perspectives of Young Women in Egypt.” Attia also has a bachelor’s degree in international studies and an associate’s degree in Arabic from the University of California, Irvine. Attia is equipped with a background in international relations with expertise in gender studies, cross-cultural communication, and Middle Eastern and North African Studies. She has interned and worked on assignments with the International Rescue Committee, the US Global Leadership Coalition, and the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Attia is fluent in English and Arabic.