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Ph.D.       Drexel University. College of Computing and Informatics. Philadelphia, PA.  Expected 2019. Specialization:  Information Studies

M.S.       Pratt Institute. School of Information and Library Science. Brooklyn, NY.  2013. Fulbright Study Grant recipient, 2011-2013             

B.A.       Mohammed V University.Faculty of Education Science. Rabat, Morocco. 2010. Specialization:  Language and Pedagogy

B.A.        Mohammed V University.  Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences. Rabat, Morocco. 2010. Specialization:  Linguistics

B.S.        Ecole des Sciences de l’Information. Rabat, Morocco. 2009

A.S.        La Référence. Sale, Morocco. 2008. Specialization:  Computer Science and Software Development

Honors, Scholarships and Awards

  • Research Assistantship. College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University. 2014 - Present
  • DIS 2017 Best Paper Award. “Against Marrying a Stranger: Marital Matchmaking Technologies in Saudi Arabia” with Al Dawood, A., Abokhodair, N., Yarosh, S., Edinburgh, UK. June 10-14, 2017
  • Phoebe W. Haas Endowed Fellowship for Academic Achievement. 2017
  • Ubicomp 2015 Best Paper Award. “From Computational Thinking to Computational Making” with Rode, J., Weibert, A., Marshall, A., Aal, K., Rekowski, T. V. & Booker, J., Osaka, Japan. September 7-11, 2015
  • Broadening Participation Workshop Grant. Ubicomp. 2015
  • Phoebe W. Haas Endowed Fellowship for Academic Achievement. 2015
  • METRO Innovative Internship Fellowship. 2013
  • ASIS&T New Leaders Award.  2014
  • Highest Honors Pratt Institute Circle Award for outstanding Academic Achievement. 2013
  • Beta Phi Mu (the International honor society for library & information science and information technology). 2013
  • Fulbright Recipient for a Master’s degree in Information and Library Science. 2011
  • Scholarship to attend the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&TAnnual conference. Baltimore, MD in October 2012. Awarded by ASIS&T
  • Scholarship to attend the ALA Annual conference at Anaheim, CA in June 2012. Awarded by Pratt’s School of Information and Library Science Students’ Association (SILSSA)
  • Scholarship ISTIHKAQ; A merit scholarship awarded by King Mohammed VI Foundation. 2006 – 2010



Research Assistant. Drexel University.  Philadelphia, PA. 2014– present

EdLab Services Associate. Teachers College. Columbia University.  New York, NY. 2013– 2014

User Experience Intern. New York University Libraries. New York, NY. June 2013– 2014

Knowledge Manager. Pratt Institute. Office of International Affairs. Brooklyn, NY. 2013 – 2014

Graduate Intern. Pratt Institute. Office of International Affairs. Brooklyn, NY. 2012 – 2013

Responsible for Competitive Intelligence and Communication. National Federation of Building and Construction. Regional office.  Rabat, Morocco. 2010 - 2011

Library Intern. Documentation Center of La Cour des Comptes. Rabat, Morocco. 2008

Assistant Head. Pandoha Villaverde Enterprise. Madrid, Spain. 2006 – 2007

Library Intern. “Ecole des Sciences de l’Information”.  Rabat, Morocco. 2006

Technology Skills

Content Management Systems: Drupal, Omeka, Joomla,Wordpress
UX:Slickmap, Websort, Balsamiq, Axure, Omnigraffle
Languages:HTML, CSS, PHP, SQL, VB, Flash, Pascal
Database Management:MySQL, SQL Server, Microsoft Access
Other: Photoshop, Switch Max, Flash,Sphinx, SPSS

Language Skills

Fluent in ArabicEnglish and  French. Working knowledge of Spanish and basic knowledge of Portuguese and German