Omneya Ibrahim is a doctoral student and a teaching assistant in the School of Journalism and Media in the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include visual communication, digital media, digital activism, with a focus on new social media tools such as internet memes and GIFs. She received an M.A. in Journalism and media from the American University in Cairo. She also studied Foreign Policy at the Elliott School of International Affairs in George Washington University as well as Media Production to Counter Radicalization at the Netherlands Radio Training Centre, and her research papers has won multiple awards. Ibrahim is originally from a small coastal city by the Red Sea; Hurghada in Egypt. And prior to pursuing her PhD, she held various positions within the media field, from a journalist, media researcher, to a copywriter, content manager and a communication trainer and media consultant.