Elyazia AlHosani

Head of Media Department | Head of TRENDS Council for Young Researchers

Elyazia Jasim AlHosani is a fresh graduate from Zayed University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Humanities and Social Studies, specialized in International Affairs. She interned at the Ministry of Defense where she gathered invaluable experience and understanding of international and national security.

Elyazia’s areas of interest include social studies and social media. She is associated with the Department of Strategic Communications and is also pursuing a research diploma at TRENDS Research & Advisory.

Amal Al Breiki

Deputy Head of TRENDS Council for Young Researchers

An International Affairs graduate from Zayed University, Amal Al Breiki worked as a research assistant while completing her graduation.

She has gathered diverse experience in the fields of research and government communication while interning and working in the government sector. Regional conflicts and international security are some of Amal’s areas of interest.

Sultan Majed

Deputy Head of Scientific Research Sector

Sultan Majed Al-Ali is a Deputy Head of Scientific Research Sector in TRENDS Research & Advisory. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, with a major in International Affairs.

Sultan Al-Rubaei

Researcher - The Economic Research Department

Arizona State University Alumnus, Sultan Al-Rubaei, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He has been a member of the UAE Student Council at Arizona State University, showcasing the UAE culture and traditions to American students.

Al-Rubaei organized events and activities that attracted people to learn more about the UAE. He was part of the Capstone, a research-focused project on the impact of illegal South American immigrants on the net income of the United States.

Aisha Al-Blooshi

Researcher - Conference Coordinator

Aisha Ahmed Al-Bloushi is the Conference Coordinator at TRENDS Research & Advisory. She graduated from the United Arab Emirates University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Minor in Psychology. Prior to joining TRENDS, Al-Bloushi interned at the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abu Dhabi. She has developed the ability to respond quickly to tasks assigned and specializes in filing archives and writing political articles. Al-Bloushi’s research interests include international relations, women empowerment, and climate change.

Alya AlJneibi

Head of Strategic Communication Department

Alya Aljneibi is a Researcher at TRENDS Research & Advisory. She is pursuing her Master’s degree in Engineering Management from Abu Dhabi University, UAE, which, other than technical sciences, focuses on research, strategic and project management, innovation, and leadership. She completed her B.A. in Sustainability and Environmental Sciences from Zayed University, UAE.

Alya has gained extensive experience in research and project management. Throughout her academic journey, she has led and participated in several initiatives such as the Ainak Society by the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, the annual Science Festival, and the annual Think Science Exhibition. She has also attended many conferences and contributed to numerous community services and voluntary work.

Sharifa AlRaeesi

Head of Conference Department

Sharifa AlRaeesi completed her B.A. in Quality and Strategic Management with a minor in International Business from the Higher College of Technology. She has interned at Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism. With diverse experience in event management, Sharifa coordinates TRENDS Research & Advisory’s conferences and other activities. She is also enrolled in a research diploma training program at the Center.

Rahaf Al Khazraji

Researcher - Deputy Director of publications Department

Rahaf Al Khazraji graduated with a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from Zayed University.

Rahaf has gained knowledge in the field of foreign relations while interning at the government sector. She has also expanded her inter-personal skills through interning in the Corporate Social Responsibility Department at a multinational company.

Rahaf Al-Khazraji joined Trends Research and Advisory as a research assistant in 2020.

Salama Al Ali

Salama is a student at the Sorbonne University majoring in Artificial Intelligence. She joined TRENDS Research & Advisory as a trainee within the Exhibitions and Training Department.

Shamma Al Kaabi

Shamma graduated from Zayed University (ZU) with a Bachelor of Science in Multimedia Design. Before joining TRENDS, she did an internship at the same university in multimedia design which helped her further developed her expertise.

In 2021, Shamma AlKaabi joined TRENDS Research & Advisory in the capacity of Multimedia Specialist.

Shawq Al Marzouqi

Shawq graduated from Zayed University (ZU) with a BA in Tourism and Culture – College of Communication Sciences. Before joining TRENDS, she completed an internship within the Identity and Citizenship Authority that helped her develop her expertise in administrative affairs and government communication.

In 2021, she joined TRENDS Research & Advisory in the capacity of Training Coordinator.

Rawda Al Marzouqi

Director of Exhibitions Department

Rawda graduated from Zayed University (ZU) with a BA in Strategic Communications. Before joining TRENDS, she completed an internship within the Zayed Charitable & Humanitarian Foundation where she did develop her marketing and design expertise.

In 2021, Rawda joined TRENDS Research & Advisory in the capacity of Head of Marketing and Exhibitions/TRENDS Official Arabic Spokesperson.

Fatima Al Ahbabi

Head of the Arabic Language Proofreading Unit– Senior Arabic Proofreader at TRENDS R&A.

Fatima worked as an Arabic language proofreader and a language & writing skills trainer at the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies & Research – 2021.

Also, she is an author interested in literary and cultural criticism, and she is a master’s student in linguistics – Mohamed bin Zayed University for Human Sciences.

Amongst her publications: An Existential Discontent & Monades Poetics – Out of context – Epigrammatic Prose – A collection of short stories for children (Adventures in the Values of Friendship) – Research: Right and Left Connotations – An Attempt to Probe the Meaning Origin and Meaning Bearings – Co-authoring (Research): The Foreigner Image in the Emirati Feminist Novel.

Fatima graduated from the UAE University with a Bachelor of Arts in Arabic language, and works now for TRENDS R&A in the capacity of Arabic Language Proofreading Unit Head. Also, she works Uloom Al Dar for the Abu Media Company where she presents Uloom Al Dar news bulletin.

Mouza Almarzooqi

Assistant Researcher

Mouza is a graduate of Zayed University where she got her Bachelor of International Relations specializing in Political Economy and Development. She further developed her expertise as a trainee while working in the government sector.

In 2021, Mouza Almarzooqi joined TRENDS Research & Advisory in the capacity of Assistant Researcher within the Research Sector.

Yasmeen Yaqoobi

Young Researcher- bachelors of science in Politics and International Relations - University of Bristol - UK

She is a 21 year old recent Bahraini graduate with a bachelors of science in Politics and International Relations from the University of Bristol. Her undergraduate  dissertation was on the construction of the political identity of the Gulf Cooperation Council. She is keenly interested in the position of the GCC in global politics and diplomacy. Furthermore, she is interested in decolonial and postcolonial studies, researching the effort of decolonization as well as the consequences it has on modern nations and societies.