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  • Name: Rawan Elbaba

    Recipient Year: 2018

    Bio: Rawan Elbaba is a digital storyteller in the Washington, DC Metro area. She is the co-founder and Executive Editor of Layali Webzine, a digital lifestyle magazine for millennial Muslim women. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a concentration in Media Production and a double minor in Journalism and Graphic Design from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. As a graduate of Communication and Graphic Design, Rawan uses both written and visual content to tell the stories happening around her. Armed only with her trusty Canon Mark III, Rawan is also a portrait photographer. She is the Digital Media Associate at the Arab American Institute in Washington, DC and is currently pursuing a Masters of Professional Studies in Journalism at Georgetown University.

    School Name: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Major: Journalism and Global Studies

    Sponsor: ISF-Ghulum and Arifa Azad Family in Journalism