Safa Hajjaj

Atlas Corps Fellow | Curriculum Developer @ Meridian

Safa joined Meridian in September 2014 as an Atlas Corps Fellow to serve as Curriculum Developer in the GlobalConnect Division. In this capacity she works on the Study of U.S. Institutes (SUSI) Program and organizes a series of webinars on various topics including fundraising, crowd-funding, networking and sustainable change. These webinars have reached a diverse international audience from over 10 countries. Safa is also responsible for designing the curriculum for the Social Action Development Program and for presenting the developed modules to youth taking part in academic exchange programs. She is assisting with other international exchange programs, especially with those related to entrepreneurship and social action planning. Prior to joining Meridian, Safa worked for over five years in the non-profit sector, mainly with the Junior Chamber International (JCI), serving as the elected President of her local chapter in Marrakesh in 2014. In this capacity she also represented JCI at Marrakesh’s Regional Counsel of Human Development. Safa earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing from the “Ecole Nationale de Commerce et Gestion” (ENCG) of Settat, a prestigious public business school in Morocco. After her graduation, she joined the Nielsen Company - a worldwide leader of marketing research. At Nielsen she served as Research Executive managing regional projects in North Africa. Subsequently, Safa moved to Istanbul, Turkey where she was initially an International Business Developer Intern in automotive and FMCG sectors before joining Microsoft Middle East, Africa, and Pakistan, as Citizenship and Public Affairs Coordinator. While at Microsoft, she assisted fifteen local teams in reaching their goals of empowering non-profit organizations and youth through technology. Safa has also started her own handicraft venture in 2012 aimed at supporting Moroccan artisans and cooperatives in reaching international markets and popularizing the Moroccan touch in interior design. Safa speaks fluently Arabic, French, and English and is conversational in Spanish and Turkish.