Amina El Afifi is a Senior Instructor I in the Department of Rhetoric and Composition at The American University in Cairo. Within the department, Amina teaches research writing, public speaking and business communication. In terms of educational background, Amina completed her BA degree from The American University in Cairo in 2002 with a double-major in political science and history. In 2002, Amina was awarded the Sasakawa Scholarship through which she completed her MA degree in professional development (a specialization within the political science department). During and following her MA, Amina worked in various research and development in initiatives through her initial job as a project coordinator at Arab African Consulting followed by Research Executive at Ipsos.