Hend Ghobrial joined AAAS’s Office of International and Security Affairs as the Program Operations Coordinator in January of 2015. Ghobrial moved to the United States from Cairo, Egypt, in 2011. While in Cairo, Ghobrial served as the Assistant Program Specialist of U.S. programs for the Fulbright Commission in Egypt for ten years. Her work there included program budgeting, financial management, communication with cultural centers, relationship management, and logistics. During her time with the commission Ghobrial traveled to the United States to work with educators at various universities. Her mission was to expand on the cultural element of the Fulbright programs. While working in the United States, Ghobrial met an American soldier who she would later marry.
Hend is currently enrolled in an Event Management Certificate Program at George Washington University. She speaks Arabic, English, German, and Italian. She received her undergraduate degree in History from Cairo University.