Rashida received her Bachelors in history from San Francisco State University and her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of the Pacific. Rashida started with the Model United Nations program as a delegate when she was in the 9th grade. As a high school social science teacher for the last thirteen years, she has started several Model United Nations programs across the bay area as a coach and advisor and has been the director for IGMUN for the last eight years. She has developed several programs and academic items for the UNA to use to help spread with word about the UN. Currently, she serves on the UNA USA National Council, and was recently elected President of the UNA Northern California Division and President of the local Silicon Valley Chapter. She is currently a Title I Specialist at Walters Junior High School in the Fremont Unified School District. She spends her free time being an event planner for weddings and plays with her three rambunctious boys!