Rima Abdelkader a member of the Network of Arab-American Professionals of New York (NAAP-NY).
Abdelkader has worked as a print and TV journalist in the United Nations and as a New York Correspondent for Bridges TV.
Her work has been published in both domestic and international news media, from O'Dwyer's PR Report in NY, Southwest News-Herald Online in Chicago, Arab News newspaper in Saudi Arabia, to Sharq Magazine in the UK. Prior to working at the UN, Rima interned for NBC and for CNN's Diplomatic License with host Richard Roth and producer Elizabeth Neisloss.
She received her B.B.A. in Marketing with a specialization in Management and Political Science at Pace University magna cum laude.
She was also commencement speaker at her graduation and received the Trustee Award, presented to the student whose positive contributions to University life and whose academic accomplishments exemplify the highest level of achievement attainable for an undergraduate.
In her last year, she spent her spring break in the hurricane-ravaged city of New Orleans assisting with the rebuilding effort and gave a report back on the WB 11 Morning News in NY.
She appeared in The Staten Island Advance last year and was hailed as a “trailblazer, scholar, community activist, volunteer.”
She is a recipient of the Women's Press Club Award for Journalism, Helen Abbott Award for Community Service, JuryFury.com Best Writer of its April 2007 issue on Internet, Media and Censorship, and the Project Pericles Award for Leadership.
She is currently a NY-based journalist and is the student liaison officer of the Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association and is both an active member of the New York Women in Communications and the Network of Arab-American Professionals of New York.