Khulood Fahim is 17 years old. She is Egyptian-Syrian, and lives in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. She loves to write, and spends most of her time writing short stories and poetry. She also plays the violin, and is very interested in Middle Eastern politics and issues, Islamic art, refugee rights, and women's development in the Middle East. She writes "Smart Girl Gives" for Smart Mail and "10 Facts" for the Guide.