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Sara Aly El Sayed

Sara Aly El Sayed is pursuing a Ph.D. in food system sustainability, specifically on Women in Arid Region's Regenerative Practices, at Arizona State University. She is the co-founder of Nawaya, a social enterprise working as a catalyst to transition small scale farmer communities in Egypt into more sustainable ones through education and research. She is also the co-founder of Dayma a company responsible for outdoor environmental education, teaching young adults about biomimicry and local Egyptian communities. She teaches a course called "Food Politics in Egypt" at Slow Food's University of Gastronomic Sciences. She is an avid traveler and enjoys tasting foods, cooking, and interacting with people through food experiences. Before moving to the United States, she sat on the board of Slow Food International representing North Africa. Currently, she sits on the board of Slow Food Phoenix, focusing on advocacy and policy work, and has a silent role in Slow Food USA's policy group.