BA and MA, George Mason University, US; PhD candidate, King Saud University, Riyadh. Formerly, taught English Literature, King Saud University. Since 2001, has worked through philanthropy, media and education to try and reframe perceptions on women and Islam and the West; 2005, first Saudi to serve as UN Goodwill Ambassador, UNDP KSA. Currently, along with main activity in consulting on development work, also working on a website to serve mothers and own fashion line. Recipient, honours and awards, including: named one of 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World (3 years in a row); one of the Most Influential Arab Women in The World; numerous media and leadership awards.