Saida Z.
Senior Communications & External Affairs Manager

Saida Z. Durkee is the Senior Communications & External Affairs Manager at DCPCA. Ms. Durkee joined DCPCA in November 2009. She is responsible for the design, development, and implementation of internal and external stakeholder communications and coordination efforts, as well as maintaining DCPCA’s social media and website.  Saida has been a part of multiple departments during her time with DCPCA, and has maintained her vision of promoting the health and well-being of all DC residents.

Prior to joining DCPCA, Saida worked in marketing and design, managing the development and implementation of multiple publications in regards to content both written and visual.  She maintains her work outside of DCPCA with organizations both in the US and Africa, and actively works to promote their causes.

Saida was born in New Mexico and raised in Alexandria, Egypt, moving back to the US for High School.  She attended and received her Bachelor of Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University studying Sociology and Fine Arts.

Saida now resides and works in Washington, DC. She is an active Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitive athlete, and continues her artistic endeavors during her free time.