MARYAM YOUSUFI is a former Voice of America (VOA) journalist in Afghanistan and a YouTuber and Instagram influencer with about 350k followers. She has nearly eight years of work experience in different media organizations, including local and international television and radio stations in Afghanistan. Before the Taliban took over, she also worked for the government as a PR and Communication specialist for a year and renewed media plans and communication strategies in the office. In addition, she has worked on a series of informative feature reports on historical sites in Afghanistan during her work with Zawia Media as a freelancer. Maryam has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. She is an entrepreneur, owning a clothing brand, "Machum Fashizon" producing, designing, and exporting globally. She is about to commence her business in the US in July and sell local Afghan dresses and jewelry.