Zubaydah Bashir graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a BA (Hons) in Cinema Art and Science. Her experience and passions include administration, development, marketing and project management with non-profit organizations and art/media companies. She assisted Tribeca Film Institute’s development team as a manager for their VIP donors and VIP donor staff for the 2018 and 2019 Tribeca Film Festivals. Following TFI, she joined the Independent Filmmaker Project as manager of the industry attendees and filmmakers for IFP Week’s 2019 Project Forum. Zubaydah is also an independent writer and filmmaker, having produced a short film which premiered in Germany and in several film festivals. She also has several published editorial works on the media platform, OkayAfrica. She is delighted to join MMDG and further pursue her passion for arts and development!