Christina Tobias-Nahi has been at the helm of public affairs at Islamic Relief USA since 2006. She took a three-year sabbatical starting in 2011, leading international programs at the Joint Council on International Children’s Services with a portfolio on orphan care and orphan nutrition; she also managed the program TechGirls, a summer program of the U.S. State Department and Legacy International to bring emerging female leaders from the Middle East and North Africa to Washington, D.C. for leadership training.
In 2014, she returned to Islamic Relief USA as director of public affairs. In 2016, she took part in an interfaith inter-agency team trip to Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey looking at the refugee situation and child protection issues.
Tobias-Nahi holds a post-graduate certificate in community-based development and an M.A. in international relations from Boston University-Paris, where she spent two years working for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. She obtained an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and worked at Harvard for nearly a decade with the Islamic Legal Studies Program and the Civil Rights Project. She has published several book chapters on education issues faced by Muslim immigrant children living in the U.S. and is also a member of the InterAgency Network on Education in Emergencies and has attended their global consultations.