Rita Zawaideh is the founder and CEO of Salaam Cultural Museum/SCM Medical Missions. She is an award-winning humanitarian focused on getting help to those in need.
Rita Zawaideh was born in Jordan and moved with her family to the US when she was a very young. Rita grew up in Seattle, and holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Washington. In her adult life, she has lived and traveled extensively throughout the Middle East, North Africa, Iran, and Europe.
Rita is proud of her heritage and her family’s history. She is currently involved in several projects to help promote understanding and provide educational resources about the land of her ancestors. It is also through this connection that she is driven to help the people who are suffering from violence and disaster in their home countries in the region.