Souraya Faas is a product of the American Dream, born on December 19, 1981 in New York City to a middle-class Armenian Catholic family from Aleppo, Syria. Throughout her life Souraya learned the value of hard work, sacrifice & dedication having watched her parents work together hand in hand till they became the successful business owners that they are today. Souraya’s conservative family values and upbringing led her to develop a kind and generous heart whose concern for the well being others would have her become an activist from a very young age. Souraya won numerous awards and recognition due to her superiority as a public speaker, researcher as well as organizer of various community outreach projects.
At the age of 14 Souraya was told that she would make a good politician’s wife but that she could never be a politician because she was a woman. It was at that very moment Souraya was determined not only to become a politician, but more importantly a role model for other women as well as the youth in that they can accomplish anything they set their mind to.
Knowing she wanted to be a politician, Souraya made sure she covered all the bases and went on to received a Bachelor Degree in Political Science from Florida International University: minored in International Relations & Certified in European Studies in 2001. She later continued her education and received a Graduate Certification in Regional Studies with specialization in Latin American Comparative Politics in 2003, and another Certification in Asian Studies specializing in Middle East in 2005. She also received a Master’s degree in Political Science and Sociology in 2006. Souraya has been an educator for 20yrs and being fluent in English, Spanish & Arabic along with her understanding of Italian & French has helped her gain international recognition & popularity as she became a political commentator on foreign policy.
In 2016 Souraya Faas made history becoming the youngest presidential candidate, first Latina woman, first millennial, first Armenian Catholic and first woman of Arab origin to be running for President of the United States. Souraya Faas is currently an Independent Presidential Candidate seeking the nomination of the Reform Party for the 2020 United States presidential elections. To learn more about Souraya and her stance on the issues that are important to you, follow her on all social media outlets: @SourayaFaas