Bouchra was born and raised in Casablanca; she attended Groupe Scolaire d’Anfa then moved to the US at the age of 16 to finish her studies. She completed her A.A.S. and B.S. degrees in Computer Science. She also holds an MBA degree with a concentration in International Business from the University of Houston.
Bouchra was an active board member of several student organizations; she was even elected as the first student to ever chair a Senate Committee and directly reported to the College President. She was awarded the Who's Who Among Students, Dean’s List, Phi Theta Kappa, Honors List… and about 10 scholarships for her academic and leadership achievements.
Bouchra is currently an IT Analyst at UT MD Anderson, the # 1 Cancer Center in the Country. She provides skilled analysis of business and management problems to maximize efficient use of the Pharmacy Informatics applications and Robots. She is a member of HIMS (Health Information Management & Systems). Prior to that, Bouchra was a Project Manager at an International Design Company in Houston.
Bouchra is very active in her community and belongs to various non-profit organizations on Local and National Levels. She is involved in philanthropies such as the Children’s Miracle Network; she helps raise over $10,000 a year for the local Children’s Hospital. During Hurricane Katrina, she was involved with the Red Cross assisting hurricane victims; she also worked with the Moroccan Society of Houston to locate and help Moroccans from Louisiana. Furthermore, she volunteered for the Habitat for Humanity during Hurricane Ike which affected millions in the Houston-Galveston area. In the past 2months, she raised money for Breast Cancer (Susan G. Komen) and Diabetes (American Diabetes Association) by running 5K in Downtown Houston for both causes. She joined AMPA last year as VP Communications and helped organize the Charity Gala benefiting CSSF (Comite de Soutien a la Scolarisation des Filles rurales). The successful event raised over $11,000 for young Moroccan girls to get an education. Bouchra enjoys working with AMPA to unite Moroccan Professionals in the US and give back to our beloved country.
She was recently invited to attend and speak at the CCME (Kingdom of Morocco- Council for the Moroccan Community Abroad) on the theme of “Women: Initiators of Change” at their First Moroccan Women of the World Conference in association with UNIFEM.
Bouchra can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org