Soraya Afzali received her bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the American University of Afghanistan and her master’s in International Relations from Central European University. She has more than 4 years of experience in communication and has contributed to different research projects in the Ministry of Higher Education and Ministry of Economics in Afghanistan in collaboration with the World Bank and GIZ. In 2013 she co-founded Humans of Kabul to tell stories of Afghan people. Throughout the years, Soraya has been part of different networks that focus on civil society empowerment as the likes of Open Society Foundation, Initiatives of Change- Caux Scholars Program, and the American Councils. She is a recipient of the US Embassy Scholarship and Open Society Leadership Award.