Sama Helalli studied Translation and Interpretation in English and Arabic at the University of Alicante. Even though she later completed her master’s in International Business, her Syrian roots led her towards other goals and projects. After completing her degree as an Intercultural Mediator, the political situation in the Middle East, more specifically in Syria, brought her to receive training in areas of international security and intelligence. She then started an investigation centered on terrorist groups, their recruitment strategies, and their forms of organization, and presented her conclusions in various seminars for members of the Spanish security corps and other international services. She currently lives in France.