From: Saudi Arabia
Graduated: 2004
University: King's Colege, London
Course: Ma Educational Management

Since July 2017, Sharia has been working as a Senior Youth Development Specialist for the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) in Jeddah. She works closely with IDB Member Countries to contribute to policy dialogue to understand and address youth issues, concerns, and aspirations.

She is also, since January 2016 a Consultant at Mediators Beyond Borders International, providing collaborative services to organizations and communities with the objective of building relationships and identifying solutions between various stakeholders inside companies, governments and communities.

Sharia founded the Walker Consultancy in 2011, the only Alternative Dispute​ Resolution provider in Saudi Arabia. The consultancy offers mediation services between disputing parties and also conducts conflict management and resolution training.

After Sharia completed her postgraduate studies at King’s College, she became a lecturer at Dar Al Hekma College in the Special Education Department and also gave talks on Science and Religion at King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

She holds a Diploma in Diplomacy and International Affairs from Tufts University and an MA in Conflict Analysis and Resolution: Peace & Justice from the University of San Diego Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies