Soraya Afzali has received her bachelor’s degree in Business Management at the American University of Afghanistan and her masters in International Relations from Central European University. Soraya has more than 4 years of experience in communication and has contributed to different research project with international organizations as a consultant. Soraya has contributed to the World Bank Group’s Education Management Information System in Collaboration with Ministry of Higher Education- and GIZ’s Monitoring, Evaluation and Communication (MEC) in collaboration with Ministry of Economics in Afghanistan. Soraya is passionate about promoting diversity and inclusion. For her MA thesis, she focused on mechanisms of inclusion in educational systems.
Within her volunteer work, she has volunteered for Solace for the Children, the American Councils, and co-founded Humans of Kabul in 2013 to tell stories of Afghan people. Throughout the years, Soraya has been part of different networks that focus on civil society empowerment as the likes of Open Society Foundation, Initiatives of Change- Caux Scholars Program, and Le Ciel Foundation. She is recipient of the US Embassy Scholarship and Open Society Leadership Award.