Heba Katoon is a Communications Specialist at the Hope Center for College, Community and Justice. After spending over a decade working in communications and advocacy, Heba brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge from her previous work leading integrated communications’ aspects at UN Women and UNDP, where she developed and implemented communications strategies and led successful campaigns on gender equality, violence against women, youth empowerment, quality of education, among others, that helped inform both public and policy advocacy. Additionally, Heba has served as a Communication Assistant Lecturer at a number of leading universities. Originally from Egypt, Heba holds an M.A. in Diversity and the Media from the University of Westminster and is currently working towards her Ph.D. in Media and Communication at Temple University. Heba’s research area in her doctorate focuses on big data-driven advocacy for social change.
Heba’s hope: To support the implementation of Goal #4 of the Sustainable Development Goals on Quality Education, to ensure opportunities for inclusive education and personal growth for all. Personal motto: “No matter what you do, be passionate.”