Alia Salem is the Founder and Executive Director of Facing Abuse in Community Environments (FACE). Her professional background is in communications, organizational development, and community organizing. Alia has been serving Muslim and other marginalized communities at the local, state, and national level for the past 17 years and is also a co-founder of Action for Palestine (AFP). She is a proud Roddenberry Fellow Alumna and a Dallas Public Voices Fellow with the OpEd Project. She is a published writer and public speaker and her work has been featured on most major media outlets globally. She is a graduate of UT Arlington with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with her three focuses of study being in Communications, Sociology and Religion/Culture.