Rhonda Roumani is a Syrian-American journalist who has written about Islam, the Arab world and Muslim-American issues for more than two decades. Her articles have appeared in the Washington Post, the Financial Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Los Angeles Times, Religion News Service, USA Today, and Salon, to name a few. She is a Contributing Fellow at USC’s Center for Religion and Civic Culture, and a Journalism Fellow for their Spiritual Exemplar Project. She is also the author of several upcoming children’s books with similar themes. She is currently an inaugural fellow of the 2021-2023 Highlights Foundation Muslim Storytellers Fellowship. Rhonda graduated with a MS in Journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and received her BA in English and Political Science from UCLA.