Dr. Selma Elouardighi is the founder and director general of the Cluster Industriel pour les Services Environnementaux (CISE) – Maroc (the Industrial Cluster for Environmental Services – Morocco), as well as a global faculty member and an international fellow of Virginia Tech's Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability (CLiGS). Dr. Elouardighi earned a doctorate in Globalization and Governance from Virginia Tech's School of Public and International Affairs. Her research focuses on Environmental Governance and Corporate Environmental responsibility in developing countries within the global context. Dr. Elouardighi earned a Bachelors of Arts in Economics and a Masters of Earth and Environmental Resources Management, both from the University of South Carolina.
Born and raised in Morocco, Dr. Elouardighi has lived in the United States for 16 years. She has a deep understanding of both eastern and western cultures, and views herself as an ambassador for both.