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Dorra Mlouhi

2015 Women's Initiative Fellow

Dorra is passionate about women’s education, especially in the field of computer science. She was selected as a Google Student Ambassador in 2013, working as part of a large, local technology community.  This prestigious program helped her improve her engineering skills and gain valuable experience. She was promoted to Google Student Ambassador Advisor in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in 2015.

Dorra has demonstrated a commitment to social community and leadership through her academic work and community involvement.  In 2013, she was elected as the chair of the computer society chapter in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Student Branch at her campus.   She considers this one of her greatest accomplishments because it expanded the scope of her computer science knowledge.  With the aim of encouraging more women to join the computer science field, Dorra is passionate about empowering women to realize their potential and contribute to the future of Tunisia.   

She holds an engineering degree in Computer Science and is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program.  Dorra works as a computer lab instructor at a private university.

Update: March 2016

To quote Dorra, “Being a geek is just great!” As a scholar with the Anita Borg Institute and prestigiously named as Google Student Ambassador Advisor in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Dorra was no stranger to the United States as she traveled to the country on multiple occasions to work with overseas partners. A computer science engineer by trade, Dorra joined the Women’s Initiative Fellowship with the aim of encouraging more women to enter the computer science field.

Upon returning to Tunis in April 2015, Dorra immediately began implementing the skills she learned during the Women’s Initiative Fellowship. With guidance from her mentor, Dorra is working to implement her leadership plans to help inspire more women to enter the computer science field.

Dorra currently works as a technical project manager at Tunpixe and as an advocate for female participation in the STEM subject-areas.