Ireny Roman, who has a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics, has worked for three years on rural agricultural development projects with the Agricultural Cooperative Development International and Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance (ACDI/VOCA), which is funded by USAID. She is a member of the ACDI/VOCA gender community task force.
After returning to Egypt, Roman started a new initiative at ACDI/VOCA to ensure the integration of female farmers in Egyptian communities. She also launched a program in her workplace to encourage recycling.
In addition, Roman is helping Amany Eid conduct a survey for her book on the role of women in the Egyptian revolution.