Community Development Worker
705-743-0882 ext. 238
Languages: English, Arabic
Reem started her career in science as a Lab Technician and Analyst at SGS Lakefield Research. She then worked as a Research Associate and Lecturer at Trent University in the field of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and later enrolled in a PhD program in the Institute of Medical Science at the University of Toronto.
Her desire to work in development led her to Egypt as a volunteer in the summer of 2007. During her 5 years in Egypt, Reem specialized in the field of child labor and child rights. She held various positions, most notably Project Coordinator for the CIDA-Egypt PPIC-Work Project and Child Rights Advisor for CIDA-Egypt, where she worked closely with local partner NGOs as well as the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood. She also worked as a consultant with other international organizations in Egypt such as: UNICEF-Egypt, Terre Des Hommes, and the Drosos Foundation.
Reem is passionate about sustainable development that is rights-based, and advocates for policies that provide practical solutions for ongoing child protection issues. Her skills set includes: proposal writing; project planning and design; monitoring and evaluation; facilitation and training; and strong coordination and communication. Reem holds an MSc in Biochemistry from McMaster University and an MA in Public Administration from Carleton University.