My Journey in Academia: Achievements That Are Not in The CV Dr Salma M. S. Al Arefi received her BEng (Hons) degree in Telecom. Engineering and PhD in Computing and Electronic Systems from the University of Essex, Colchester, U.K., in 2013 and 2018, respectively, where she served as a vice-president of the Islamic Society. Dr. Al Arefi is an award-wining teaching fellow in Electrical Power Systems and a member of the inclusive teaching committee at the School of Electronics and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds. She has been actively involved in promoting women in Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and in closing the BAME awarding gape. Before moving to Leeds, she worked as a lecturer at the University of Surrey and Royal Holloway College, University of London.