Director of Communications & Public Affairs, Islamic Relief USA | United States
Christina Tobias-Nahi has been at the helm of IRUSA’s public affairs efforts since 2006. Prior to rejoining the organization as Director of Public Affairs initially, Christina lead International Programs at the Joint Council on International Children’s Services, with a portfolio on orphans and nutrition. She also managed the program Tech Girls, a summer program of the U.S. State Department and Legacy International that brings emerging female leaders from the Middle East and North Africa to DC for leadership training.
Christina holds a post-graduate certificate in Community-Based Development and an M.A. in International Relations from Boston University-Paris, where she spent two years working in Paris for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). She then obtained her Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and worked at Harvard for nearly a decade with the Islamic Legal Studies Program and the Civil Rights Project.
In 2016, she partook in an interfaith, interagency team trip to Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey. Then, in fall of 2018, she similarly visited Moria camp in Lesbos, Greece.
Christina has utilized platforms such as UN Habitat III, the Conference on World Affairs, the G20 Interfaith Summit and last years International Conference on Religions and Sustainable Development Goals, convened by the Vatican, to speak about and raise awareness on the refugee crisis.