Suad Aldarra is a Syrian storyteller, data scientist, and software engineer based in Dublin, Ireland. She holds a Master’s in Data Analytics from the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). Her thesis RefugeesAre.info, which tackles the spreading issue of misinformation about refugees and migrants in the news, won Techfugees Global Challenges Awards 2018, was shortlisted by the European DatSci & AI Awards 2019 and won the Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Awards 2020. Techcrunch listed her work as one of the 25 most innovative new projects using technology to help refugees and NGOs. Suad started the Women Techmakers Group in Galway, a Google program to empower women in technology, and she currently volunteers with Techfugees to empower displaced people with technology.
Suad has published Arabic stories in Syrian and Lebanese newspapers. Her memoir, I Don't Want To Talk About Home, which is forthcoming from Doubleday Ireland, was recently long-listed as part of the Penguin Random House WriteNow 2020 programme, which supports under-represented writers in the UK and Ireland.
Agent: Doug Young