Salma Bahramy is a Communications Officer in the World Food Programme’s Washington office. In this role, she helps to raise the visibility of WFP’s work through press outreach, social media and youth engagement. Salma works with both traditional and new media to convey the stories of WFP’s humanitarian assistance work around the world. She conducts outreach to students, educators and universities across the U.S. to help mobilize youth around the issue of global hunger. Prior to joining WFP, Salma held communications roles at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Discovery Channel/Communications, Mercy Corps, Share Our Strength and MTV Networks. During this time, she helped to develop media and communications campaigns surrounding a global girls’ education initiative funded by USAID and Discovery Communications; an “I Am Arab Spring” campaign highlighting the work of Mercy Corps’ youth empowerment programs across the Middle East/North Africa; and the launch of “No Kid Hungry”; an initiative to raise awareness of childhood hunger in the U.S. Salma has traveled across the Middle East, North Africa and East Africa to work with reporters in the region and to collect stories, photos and video for social media and media outlets. She was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and lived in Hamburg, Germany prior to moving to the U.S. A graduate of Rutgers University, she now lives in Washington, DC.