Ph.D. candidate, University of Leicester, UK
Master of Education (honors), The British University in Dubai, UAE
Postgraduate Degree in Social Development Science (honors), The Lebanese University, Lebanon
Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (honors), The Lebanese University, Lebanon
Before joining the American University in Dubai, Rayya worked as a translator, a reporter and a schoolteacher. By the end of 2005, she joined AUD as the Student Housing Manager.
After earning her Master’s degree in Education, she started teaching at AUD as an adjunct faculty member. At the moment Rayya is halfway through with her PhD program at the University of Leicester. Her thesis investigates factors that might influence academic attainment in United Arab Emirates Universities.
Rayya enjoys running, spinning, hiking, table tennis, traveling, music, nature, research and nutrition.