Meet the NubiYouth Team
Rania Salem, Founder & President
Rania serves as the President of the NubiYouth organization. Rania offers effective leadership through this role, she manages NubiYouth operations, and oversees programs and volunteers.
Rania holds a Bachelor of Global Affairs degree from George Mason University and is currently pursuing a Masters of International Development. She is a dedicated and passionate advocate of Nubian rights, the global BLM movement and education equality. Rania was inspired to create NubiYouth after a life-changing trip to Aswan with the NubiYouth co-founders. She hopes to educate Nubian youth on their culture and history by cultivating a positive space for youth to come together. She is committed to building a prosperous Nubian community for all Nubians and hopes to one day see a NubiYouth community center built in Nubia.
Rania enjoys spending time with her family, collecting jewelry, traveling and is a self — proclaimed DMV foodie. She is from Seyala and Gorta II.
Linda Idris, Director of Youth Development
As the Director of Youth Development, Linda coordinates and oversees programs/activities for adolescents like career development, service programs, and cultural education for the youth.
Linda received a dual bachelor's degree in Information Systems and Operations Management from George Mason University. Linda is passionate about mastering her skills in technology and business.
Linda has a passion for fashion, enjoys learning new creative skills, and spending time with her friends. Linda is committed to helping the vulnerable and is a devoted champion of Nubian rights. Linda is dedicated to making a positive impact on the Nubian community globally. She frequently visits both Dekka and Seyala to visit her family and reconnect with her origins. She hopes to support Nubian women in reaching their full potential and stepping into their power.
Yusra Abdelmaguid, Director of Community Outreach & Engagement
As the Director of Community Outreach & Engagement, Yusra leads the planning and execution of activities within the community.
Yusra holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her goal is to strengthen her community through organizing, outreach, and education. Yusra hopes to run for Congress one day.
In her free time, Yusra enjoys hanging out with friends, trying out new foods at trendy restaurants, volunteering with local refugee nonprofits and vlogging about her travels. Yusra is dedicated to breaking the stigma and raising awareness of mental health amongst immigrant communities like ours. Yusra is from both Dekka and Seyela and hopes to evoke real positive change in her community.
Dalia Beshir, Creative Director
As the Creative Director of NubiYouth, Dalia oversees all of our visual communications, in addition to maintaining our website and designing NubiYouth apparel.
She holds a dual bachelor's degree of Graphic Design and Computer Science from George Mason University. In addition to her full time user experience (UX) design career, Dalia balances freelance graphic design and photography/videography jobs. Dalia is passionate about creating opportunities for black women in tech and hopes to encourage Nubian women to seek careers in the tech industry.
Dalia is a brilliant and talented artist who also enjoys illustrating, traveling, and cooking. You can find her sharing some of her delicious recipes on her food page, @DalsDidThat.
Rqkih Ibrahim, Director of Operations & Strategic Planning
As the Director of Operations & Strategic Planning, Rqkih oversees our organization's strategic initiatives and the development of our long-term growth. She provides guidance for planning activities, allocating organizational resources, and creating sustainable opportunities that support our mission and strategic goals.
Rqkih holds a Bachelor's in Entrepreneurship and Business Management and a Master's degree in Business Administration. She is currently an IT professional who specializes in HR software's for a global insurance company.
In her spare time, Rqkih enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling to different places and enjoying new experiences.