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Reema and 40 Honorees

First Chaldean woman to be recognized among the city of San Diego, top 40 outstanding San Diegans - Honorees SD Metro

Reema Makani Boccia began her career at a local boutique public relations firm, but launched her own public relations agency, Two Rivers Strategies, in 2013. The name is an homage to the Tigris and Euphrates, the two rivers of Baghdad, the city of her birth. She is a first-generation Chaldean-American who immigrated to San Diego when she was 8 years old. Boccia has spent years building her skills as a business leader and community advocate through extensive involvement in a myriad of organizations. She is a volunteer for the Iraqi Christian Relief Fund, lending her expertise to help raise record-breaking funds for Christians being executed in Iraq.

150923_reemWorking for an ambulance company for many years inspired Boccia to become involved in Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), to help with its fundraising efforts. In 2007, she was presented with MADD’s Volunteer of the Year Award. In addition, Boccia has been an active volunteer and broad member of the Public Relations Society of America for more than 10 years. She served as president of the San Diego chapter in 2014 and hosted the Western Regional Conference. Boccia is a LEAD graduate and worked on a group project for the San Diego Zoo, leading to her work on one of the zoo’s flagship events.