Samar Marwan is a media strategist with a focus on tech, cannabis, and the MENA region. Marwan formerly served as the West Coast assistant editor of technology at Forbes, reporting on cannabis and Silicon Valley. Previously, the San Francisco native was a contributing writer for BuzzFeed, Elite Daily, and Thought Catalog before venturing east to write for the Cairo-based lifestyle platform, Scoop Empire. Currently, Marwan sits on the Builders Board of BAYCAT – a Bay Area nonprofit focused on educating and empowering underserved youth interested in digital media arts.