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Soukaina Rachidi

Soukaina Rachidi

Guest Writer /

Soukaina “Soukie” Rachidi is the founder and author of the Soukie Speaks blog.

While she was born in Morocco, she spent most of her formative years in the United Arab Emirates. Soukaina has lived in Qatar, USA, and Argentina and her diverse work experience includes university student recruitment, management, customer service and PR.

Before becoming a full-time writer, Soukaina was the Media Relations Coordinator at Melltoo Marketplace, a dynamic Dubai startup, where she was responsible for forging new partnerships with like-minded entrepreneurs in the Middle East startup scene and promoting Melltoo’s core values of trust, sustainability and privacy.

With a B.A. in International Relations from the University of Delaware, Soukaina is passionate about writing, global issues, entrepreneurship and sustainability.


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