Myrna Atalla is Executive Director of Alfanar, a venture philanthropy company, that has invested in Soufra of which the film “Soufra” is made. Myrna Atalla has overseen Alfanar's growth and expansion since 2010 and during the last 8 years Myrna has followed Soufra and seen the company and its community grow. Prior to joining Alfanar, Atalla worked for the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) in Beirut, Lebanon from 2004 to 2008, managing its civil society and strengthening partnerships. Atalla is also engaged in regional initiatives, including women's candidate training and international election observation missions in Egypt, Jordan Morocco and Yemen. Atalla holds a BA in International Relations from Brown University and a dual-degree Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from Columbia University and the London School of Economics.