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Lama Shasha’a

2022 Mentee

Co-Founder and Chairwoman, International Robotics Academy


From belief in students’ potentials to innovate and invent solutions, Lama Sha’sha’a, co-founded the International Robotics Academy – IRA in 2014, a private institution that specializes in STEM Education. On her mission towards realizing blended, differentiated, and inclusive education in the Middle East, Lama, along with her team, scaled IRA from a rented classroom in North Amman to a recognized center of innovation, creativity, and alternative Education in the MENA region. Lama holds her master’s degree in International Trade with a focus on Business Development from the Jordan Institute of Diplomacy.

Lama was selected to be part of the 2022 Fortune-U.S. Department of State Global Women’ s Mentoring Program.

Mentor: Jacqueline (Jaqui) Nevils, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, L3Harris Technologies