Salsabil Fahmy (*1989,Egypt) graduated with High Honors from the American University in Cairo with a Bachelor of Architecture (2012). Throughout her undergraduate years, she trained at “Shehab Mazhar’s” Architectural Firm for three months (2010). She was also a member of “Connecting Cairo to the Nile” workshop (2011). This workshop was held in Cairo, brought together 23 graduate and undergraduate students from Cairo University, the American University in Cairo, and the University of California at Berkeley. Working together in interdisciplinary teams, they developed plans and designs for creating increased access to the Nile waterfront, pedestrian pathways, attractive public spaces, and environmental improvements by thinking long-term into the future to inform the Cairo 2050 planning process. Salsabil was always interested in urban issues and their social ramifications. Her Senior Project research was on the proliferation of drug abuse in “Sayeda Zeinab”, and the role of public access youth space in combatting this. She re-designed Sayeda Zeinab youth center into a cultural park, owned by the youth in the neighborhood, and promoting cultural awareness, drug-free education and technology-based learning. The redesign reclaimed public space, re-using an existing urban setting in new spatial configurations, where dwelling, working and learning become an enjoyable experience. This community-based project acted as an architectural nucleus serving the neighborhood as well as facilitating the re-connection with the historical sites of Cairo. Right after she graduated, she worked as an assistant for the Design Studio II with Dr. Magda Mostafa and the Senior Project I with Dr. Youhansen Eid at AUC and as an architect at “Progressive Architects Firm” (2012-2014).