Reem Bassous received her BA from the Lebanese American University and her MFA from The George Washington University. She started teaching in 2001 and is currently an Assistant Professor at Leeward Community College. Bassous’ regional and national exhibitions include solo shows at the Honolulu Museum of Art, SBCAST Gallery in Santa Barbara and the Washington Studio School Gallery in Washington DC. Her work has been reviewed and featured in multiple publications which include the Washington Post, Art Asia Pacific and the Times Literary Supplement. Bassous’ work is in permanent collections which include the Honolulu Museum of Art, and Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture and Design. Bassous is active in her local and global community through various organizations which include the World Mission Ministries in Hawaiʻi, Ana Aqra Association in Lebanon, and Refugee Support in Cyprus. She is a big believer in the power of education and its capacity to build tolerance and implement change.