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Swabreen Bakr




Swabreen Bakr is a graduate of Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science in Digital Media. She has 10 years of content creation, communications, digital strategy and marketing experience with a focus on photography, writing, social media marketing, and grassroots activations in industries ranging from start-ups, food and beverage, film, travel, fitness, news media and online learning. As a consultant she’s worked with brands such as Tastemade, PHL DNC and Bacardi USA. Currently she serves as the Marketing Manager for the BlackStar Film Festival, and the Engagement Editor for the upcoming online publication, CityWide. Swabreen also has a background in journalism and continues to write in a freelance capacity for Philadelphia Weekly. She also launched her personal brand called “Natural Skincare Diary,” an online hub for skincare enthusiasts, where she functions as art director, photographer and writer.
Originally from Georgetown, Guyana, she immigrated to the United States at age 16 and has been living and working in Philadelphia ever since.