Yumna Al-Arashi was born and raised in Washington, DC. She received a Bachelors Degree in International Politics with a focus on the Middle East from The New School. She now lives between Los Angeles and New York City.
Her on-going documentary work in The Middle East has received support from The US Department of State Office of Art in Embassies, National Geographic Abu Dhabi, and VSCO’s Artist Initiative. She was named an Up And Coming Female Journalist by Forbes Magazine in 2011.