Aliaa M. Abaza completed a BA in Business Administration with a minor in Music at the American University in Cairo and obtained an MBA with a specialisation in Strategic Planning from Edinburgh Business School, Heriott Watt university, Scotland. Her work experience has varied greatly between working for a leading Private Equity firm to designing jewelry and working in the fashion industry in Egypt. Her stage management experience stems from her involvement with the Osiris Singers, a chamber choir that began as a student choir at AUC and continued outside AUC. As well as being a choir member Aliaa was assistant to the director and later on became the choir's administrator. She has worked on organising more than 25 concerts for the choir, sourcing props and helping with stage management.