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Marwa Ghumrawi

Advisory Board Member

Marwa J Ghumrawi is a Lebanese-American leader recognized for her work bridging U.S.-
Arab relations and bolstering Arab American civic engagement. A recipient of the Arab
America Foundation's National 40 Under 40 Rising Leaders Award, she is passionate about
fostering cultural understanding and leveraging diplomacy for positive change.

As Director of Operations and Communications at the Washington Center for Yemeni
Studies, Marwa spearheads the Annual Yemen Under the Scope Conference and Yemen
Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill. These platforms champion Yemeni voices and advocate for
democracy and peace in Yemen. Her expertise in building partnerships has strengthened
collaborations with influential organizations focused on the Middle East.

Previously, Marwa honed her diplomatic skills at the UAE Embassy's Cultural Diplomacy
Department, developing programs that promoted cross-cultural exchange between the US
and UAE. Her earlier work includes co-founding Power of Women in Columbus to support
women's empowerment initiatives.

Marwa's commitment to her community extends to supporting Arab and Muslim student
organizations and youth groups locally and mentoring recent graduates in the Middle East
through Education for Employment. In 2024, she presented her research on Gulf States
cultural initiatives at the Gulf Studies Symposium at Georgetown University. She holds an
M.Sc. in Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering and a B.Sc. in Biology from The Ohio
State University.

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