After Salem received her bachelor’s degree in Political Science, her career as an consultant took off. She has been featured in two books, Svart Kvinna by Fanna Ndow Norrby and Skönhetens Nyanser by Lovette Jallow. During the following years Salem also worked as a concept developer at SVT Entertainment and later as a creative at the content agency Matter.
Between 2018 and 2019 Salem worked as a planning manager in the human rights department in Gothenburg City. She was appointed to document the perspectives of minorities as a basis for the municipal plan against racism. The same year Salem received the ’Årets Folkbildare’ award at Bergsjögalan. Today, she is an appreciated consultant with human rights to the core.