Merieme Rhout was born and raised in Casablanca. She moved to New York in 2002 to pursue her college studies. She graduated with a degree in International Business-Trade and Commerce from Berkeley College. Since then, Merieme has held Sales and management positions in the diamond industry with Jay-Bee Jewelry Corp.
In 2006 Merieme decided to pursue a Master of Science in Information Systems, and she has developed over the last few years a great deal of interest in the United Nations and its agencies. The role of the UN in the social, educational and humanitarian spheres appealed to her most, and for the last year she has been a Representative (Volunteer) in the United Nations at the World Federation of the United Nations Association (WFUNA).
Merieme is an active member of the Association of Moroccan Professionals in America, and dedicates her time to try to help AMPA in their efforts to promote our country in all what they can offer to the Moroccan community in terms of goods and services, and to become an organization that helps and touches many lives in Morocco.