Zahra joined the Public Affairs team at Gambit H+K in September 2019. She specializes in government relations, security and defense policy, and project and event management.
Prior to Gambit H+K, she was the Communications Director for the Norwegian-American Defense & Homeland Security Industry Council, a trade association based in Washington, D.C. In Washington, she also worked for the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce, Mid-Atlantic Chapter and the Norwegian Embassy’s policy division. Zahra has experience from the volunteer sector in Norway and the Norwegian think-tank Agenda.
Zahra holds a master’s degree in International Affairs, with a concentration in security and defense policy, from the George Washington University and a B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies from Bjørknes Høyskole in Oslo.
She is also a board member at the Oslo-chapter of the Youth Atlantic Treaty Organization.