Bishara, a clinical psychologist, holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology from the United States International University-Africa. She also has several years of professional experience in democracy-building and policymaking. Before coming to the Keough School, Bishara was a consultant at the Green String Network, a nonprofit organization that brings together professionals and experts in peacebuilding, trauma healing, and sustainable economic development. She also has worked with mental health patients at Mathari Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in Nairobi. As a student, Bishara was the recipient of a Kroc Institute Fellowship.