Fairuz joined the Capoeira4Refugees board of Trustees in 2015. Fairuz is Director of Country Operations for Silatech and supports country operations and processes for Silatech programs in the Arab world. Prior to Silatech, Fairuz worked for CARE, for 11 years, and held various senior roles during that time. Her journey with CARE began in San Francisco, where she served as CARE’s Regional PR and Communication officer, and then moved into fundraising and partnership helping to develop and cultivate key partnerships for CARE in the Western region with organisations such as CISCO, Google, GAP Foundation and Visa. In the summer of 2008, Fairuz joined CARE’s Middle East Regional Unit as its first Regional Director of Partnerships in the Middle East with a specific focus on the Arabian Gulf region.A volunteer for several philanthropic organisations, Fairuz served as a board member for Spark (www.sparksf.org). Additionally, she is a board member of PACES (Palestine Association for Children’s Encouragement of Sports), a regional organisation focused on empowering young Palestinian children through sports initiatives. Fairuz holds a MA in International Relations from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, with a focus on sustainable development work.