Reem Rahman is the Director of the Ashoka Changemakers Learning Lab, dedicating to helping anyone with an idea for social change succeed in making a difference. She is passionate about co-creating open-source tools for learning and designs products to increase collaboration, impact, and sustainability. These have each been created as a result of learnings from social innovators around the world, and in collaboration with diverse teams, and have included: a dashboard for every social change project to receive custom feedback on strengths and weaknesses, the Changemakers Guide to Pitching, Changemaking 101, Storytelling for Changemakers workshop as well as guides on trends in social innovation such as the "Social Innovation Mapping: 8 Entrepreneurial Patterns for the Future of Learning."
Prior to joining Ashoka, Reem was one of the Managing Directors for the innovative Rethinking Islamic Reform forum in the UK, which has reached over a hundred thousand viewers to date and she directed communications and public relations for a civil rights group in Chicago.
Reem graduated with honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor’s in Cognitive Neuroscience and received a Master’s in Management Research from the University of Oxford focusing on strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship. She resides in Washington, D.C., US.