Dana is a political scientist specialising in tech policy in the Middle East and North Africa. Prior to joining Access Partnership, Dana worked at a risk consultancy where she focused on integrity due diligence and business intelligence cases. She also worked at an international NGO in Lebanon on projects aimed at short-term humanitarian aid and long-term development. Additionally, she worked in human rights and policy research institutes, including the United Nations Office in Geneva and the Carnegie Middle East Centre in Beirut.
Dana graduated with an MSc in International Social and Public Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She holds a BA in Political Studies from the American University of Beirut, which included a year at Sciences Po Paris.
Her interests lie in the positive impact technology can have on societies, mainly in terms of economic development. She believes in bringing technologists, policymakers, and regulators together to drive innovation forward ethically and responsibly. Dana speaks Arabic, French, English, and basic Spanish.