I was born in Cairo, Egypt. I completed a BFA in Cinematography and Telecommunications at the College of Applied Arts, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt.
In 1986, I immigrated to the United States and completed an MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington in Graphic Design. I moved to Bakersfield in August 1993. In total, I have been working in the field of design for over 30 years. I joined the graphic design/arts family at Bakersfield College in 2003.