Saeida Rouass is a Senior Programs Officer for the Global Center, focusing on countering violent extremism (CVE) programs in the Middle East and North Africa. She has more than 10 years of experience working throughout the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, where she designed, managed, and evaluated a range of programs to support frontline workers to better respond to national priorities through training and reform initiatives. She previously worked as Senior Program Manager for Families Against Terrorism and Extremism (FATE), supporting the expansion of the FATE network to civil society groups across the North African region, and served as Project Manager for Search for Common Ground Morocco, focused on engaging women and youth in CVE initiatives. She holds a BA in sociology from University of London, Goldsmiths and an MSc in sustainable development from the University of Exeter. Her research on language, learning, and identity has been published in peer-reviewed journals, and she also holds a postgraduate certificate in education specializing in adult learning and training. Saeida speaks Darija Arabic and Modern Standard Arabic.