Roya Soleimani is a Corporate Communications Manager at Google, where she focuses on the company\'s philanthropic arm, Google.org, social impact, and crisis response. She has been at Google in various product and corporate communications roles since July 2012, and also served as a lead Google Trends analyst, highlighting trending topics across Google on radio and media across the country. She regularly speaks on personal branding and effective communications, and serves as an adviser and operational partner at Pear Ventures, helping early stage startups with their messaging and communications strategies. She is host for the UC Berkeley Network Webinar Series where she reaches students, alumni, and beyond on topic of communications, networking, and more.
Roya holds a Masters degree in Middle Eastern studies from Georgetown University\'s School of Foreign Service, and her Bachelors in Political Science and Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley. She serves on several boards and community organizations, including iBridges, the Iranian American Women\'s Foundation, the OMID Foundation, and more.