Reem Sweid is the Director of MPV (Muslims For Progressive Values) Australia, a social policy researcher and writer. She has worked collaboratively on numerous projects for the Australian Government in her role as Senior Research Officer at the Australian Institute of Family Studies.  Reem has excelled in producing high quality evaluations and reports for the Department of Social Services, the Department of Human Services and the Department of Education. She has developed excellent research management skills and become highly experienced in qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis. Reem was awarded a M. Sc. in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a B. Sc. degree in International Relations and Economics from Brown University (Rhode Island, USA). She has over ten years experience volunteering with migrant communities initially as an ESL tutor in the United States, followed by six months volunteering with disadvantaged youth in Indonesia. Most recently Reem has volunteered as a business mentor with the Brotherhood of St Laurence Stepping Stones Program, a project assisting humanitarian migrants with business ventures. Reem has recently published opinion pieces in two leading Australian publications (the Age and Crikey.com). She currently resides in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband Mike, and their cat Neko.