Soukaina “Soukie” Rachid is the founder and author of Soukie Speaks, a blog which strives to re-imagine the narrative of young people in the MENA region and empower and new generation of Arab leaders and entrepreneurs. Although Soukaina was born in Morocco, she spent most of her formative years in the United Arab Emirates. She has lived in Qatar, the USA and Argentina. Soukaina’s diverse work experience includes university student recruitment, management, customer service and PR.
Before becoming a full-time blogger and author, Soukaina was the Media Relations Coodinator at Dubai-based startup Melltoo Marketplace, where she was responsible for forging new partnerships with like-minded entrepreneurs in the MENA startup ecosystem and promoting Melltoo’s core values of trust, sustainability and privacy. With a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Delaware, Soukaina is passionate about writing, global issues, entrepreneurship,youth empowerment and falafel sandwiches.