Announcing new cabinet of AUB Chapter

Online Collaborative is proud to present to you the new cabinet for its chapter at the American University of Beirut for the next academic year. If you like to join out AUB chapter and become a member or even an officer of this great team, send us an email at!

President: Weam El-Awar
Having been part of the very first founding team of AUB’s Online Collaborative, Weam El-Awar is one of the oldest members currently on board. He has since evolved through AUBOC’s multiple feats. During the coming year, he intends to add to those achievements as a sign of gratitude to the journey’s experiences.

Currently a senior Civil and Environmental Engineering student, a lover of Photography and the Editor-in-Chief of the Civil News student newsletter, Weam believes firmly in the investment in and development of oneself, and consequently, of the community. @weam_al

Vice President: Omar Aridi
Omar Aridi is an ambitious and hardworking person who describes himself as a dreamer yet realistic. Sports and music are his passion alongside his major (Civil and Environmental Engineering). Omar loves to socialize with people and communicate with new cultures, believing that it is a very efficient way to nourish one’s personality. He likes to be identified as an engineer/athlete. He’s pretty good at organizing and teamwork; however he loves leading projects as well. He's confident and creative, and always keeps himself busy. Sports taught him perseverance, so he believes nothing is impossible until one stops trying and he’s not a quitter. Twitter: @Omar_Aridi

Secretary: Nour Rifai 
Nour Rifai is a junior agribusiness student at the American University of Beirut. Passionate about music and social media, she enjoys sharing and discovering new musical talents on the internet. She occasionally blogs on aiming to share her vision of the world. Always seeking simplicity and efficiency, Nour sees social media as a tool that will bring pragmatic solutions to the world. She regularly practices swimming and yoga and refers to herself as a tweetaholic as well as an instagramophile! Twitter: @NourRifai

Treasurer: Ayman Jalloul
Currently finishing his bachelor’s degree in Architecture along with a minor is Arts History, Ayman has a strong passion to anything related to art and design, with a special interest in their social and cultural impact. His other interests include writing, food, technology and jogging. Ayman joined the AUB’s Online Collaborative because of his fascination with the effect social media has had on us and hopes that through AUBOC, he will be able to explore further the potential social media holds. Twitter handle: @amnjay

Public Relations: Ali El Dali
Ali El Dali hails from Venezuela. The son of Lebanese immigrants returned to experience life in his country of origin. He is a Business major in his Sophomore year and is exploring outlets that he believes will make a difference in the future. Informed decisions are always the right ones. In between his interests as a traveler, photographer and avid music and sports lover, Ali blogs about his life in both Spanish and English. His aim is to infuse colleagues with excitement about social media. Entering the social media scene in 2007 through Facebook and then getting hooked on Twitter, a large part of his life translates to connecting with people. Ali believes life is too short, so he takes advantages of the opportunities that arise. Make sure to follow his digital footprints. Twitter @AliElDali

Member at Large: Raghd Hamzeh
Self-proclaimed geek. In love with everything related to Google, Android, Ubuntu or TED. Open Source and Web advocate. Tech and Gadget addict. Avid reader! Twitter: @r_hamzeh