Sajda Ouachtouki began working at The Walt Disney Company on the Global Public Policy team in 2017. From 2017 – 2019, Sajda focused on analyzing emerging media and digital public policy issues across the globe. In her current role as a Senior Manager on the Engagement team, she helps lead Disney’s international partnership efforts, and develops innovative initiatives to build strategic, long-term relationships in the policy space.
Ms Ouachtouki is committed to supporting diversity and inclusion efforts at The Walt Disney Company, and actively works to amplify underrepresented voices. She serves on the leadership teams for The Bond, the enterprise-wide Black/African-American Employee Resource Group at Disney, and is one of the Co-Founders of Salaam, the Muslims@Disney Employee Resource Group.
Before Disney, Ms Ouachtouki worked at USAID and focused on civil society and media issues, and on supporting gender equality and female empowerment in both the MENA and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Outside of work, Sajda is a bookstagrammer – she’s an avid reader and has been featured on BuzzFeed’s “24 Black Bookstagrammers Who Should Be On Your Radar.” You can follow her current reading adventures @SajdaReads.
Ms Ouachtouki received her undergraduate and Master’s degrees from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs, with certificates in Near Eastern Studies, Arabic Language and Culture, and Gender and Sexuality Studies. She currently resides in New York City.
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