Reem Zubaidi is Director of Programs for the Refugee Health Unit and Co-Director of the Advancing Health Literacy Program.
Reem recently graduated with a Master’s degree in Public Policy at UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy. Her focus there was on the intersection of environmental issues and human rights. While at school, she also served as a board member of Ceasefire, a student organization focused on building awareness around global refugee issues and their causes.
Reem is also a co-facilitator for the San Diego Refugee Communities Coalition. Her work is focused on working toward equity for minority communities in San Diego, specifically refugee communities. She manages the SDRCC’s COVID-19 community outreach program in partnership with the County of San Diego. In this role, Reem is responsible for overseeing a team of community health workers from the coalition of Ethnic Community Based Organizations, including coordinating date collection, trainings, and program reporting.
Before moving to San Diego, Reem completed her bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Communications at Northwestern University’s branch campus in Doha, Qatar. During this time, she also got the chance to do research and report on topics ranging from health and social issues to environmental degradation. Reem’s most recent work experience is with the LA Conservation Corps, a nonprofit organization that focuses on education and employment for under-served youth in the Los Angeles area.