Hometown: Amman, Jordan
Research Interests: Business, development, and socio-economics policies of the Middle East; Literacy and education; Youth and women’s empowerment; Innovation and entrepreneurship
Born and raised in the beautiful city of Amman, Jordan, Alaa Faisal Mufleh, a passionate social entrepreneur, received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Al Balqa’a Applied University in 2012. Alaa has worked at a number of international non-governmental and governmental organizations including IREX, AMIDEAST, INC and the U.S. Department of State. Alaa served as the Alumni Coordinator at the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan, managing a portfolio of over 7,500 Jordanian alumni of U.S. Government-funded exchange programs including, Fulbright, TechWomen, TechGirls, Fortune500, KL-YES, CocaCola GBI, Goldman Sachs, ACYPL, MEPI, BTL, ACCESS, UGRAD, and IVLP, among others. Prior to joining the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Alaa worked as a Scholarship Programs Assistant at AMIDEAST/Jordan, as well as director and co-founder of a youth-led organization called Abshir/Jordan that focused on the importance of mentorship. Alaa is an avid hiker, aspiring photographer and economic development enthusiast.