American Egyptian raised in Cairo and Queen Nefertiti might be my grandma, we have the same neck

Love food

Very interested in politics, history, and cultures. Finding similarities more of the obvious differences

 I am a hard-working Interior Designer who aims to design spaces that are meaningful and unforgettable. I perceive that honest design is not just about the trends or the looks but more importantly about the people who are interacting with that design, for design is a powerful tool that can shape people’s lives, influences their behavior and must always have a purpose. Because of that everything that I do has the individual, community, and environment in mind.

During the last four years in the school, I have been successfully taking projects through from concept to completion by executing excellent drawings and presentations. I also have several other field experiences which had shaped me to be very well-rounded. In addition to that, I have good communication skills that allow me to effectively interact with a team in a fast-paced environment with demanding deadlines.

EDUCATION

Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA – Aug 2015 / May 2017
Bachelor Of Fine Arts In Interior Design
GPA: 4.0

Helwan University
Cairo, Egypt – Sept 2007 / July 2011
Bachelor Of Business And Commerce In International
Foreign Trade
GPA: 3.8

WORKING EXPERIENCE

Internship at Odell Associates Inc,
Richmond, VA – Sept 2017 / Current
Renderings through Revit and Photoshop.
Write specifications for furniture and finishes

Internship at Price Simpson Harvey
Richmond, VA – Mar 2017 / Aug 2017
Assemble a complete drawing package with all notes
and details
Assemble material presentation boards

Store manager at 7-Eleven
Richmond, VA – Feb 2015 / Mar 2016
Assigned a team of 8 employees duties to best meet the needs
of the store.
Scheduled and led weekly store meetings for all employees.

Manager at McDonald’s
Richmond, VA – Mar 2012 / Mar 2013
Ensure top quality service provision via consistent supervision
of team members.
Manage cash registers professionally.

Television Show Host at SAT-7 Broadcast Media
Cairo, Egypt – May 2011 / July 2011
Children’s entertainment.
Meeting with the production team to go through
the running order.

HONORS / ASSOCIATION

Member of MoB+Storefront program.
Operating on the belief that good
design makes a healthier city where
citizens participate more fully in their
environment, their government and
their culture. 2017-2018

2018 Interior Design Educators Council
Conference Paper Presentations

Dean’s List 2015 / 2018

IIDA Virginia/West Virginia Chapter:
Board Secretary, VCU Campus

COMPUTER SKILLS

Revit
Vray
Lumion
Enscape
Dynamo
DIALux
AutoCAD
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
SketchUp
Adobe InDesign
WordPress
Beginner level at Rihno

SKILLS

Hand Drafting
Water Color Rendering
Laser Cutting
3D Printing
Oil Painting

LANGUAGES

English: fluent
Arabic: native