Najwa is an urban planner, designer and architect. She is a Program Manager at GDCI, and manages the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety (BIGRS) efforts in Quito and Guayaquil, Ecuador, and the development of the How-to handbooks – supplements to the Global Street Design Guide that focus on evaluating and implementing street transformation projects.
Najwa brings over 12 years of experience in conceptualizing, developing and implementing a diverse range of architecture, urban design and transportation planning projects in NYC and the Middle East, and worked most recently at Arup in New York City.
Najwa received her Master of Urban Planning degree from New York University where she was awarded the Wagner Public Service Scholarship and selected as a University Transportation Research Graduate Scholar. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Virginia.