Passionate social justice professional with strength in motivating, organizing and implementing strategy to establish awareness, understanding and growth through positive change. Compassionate volunteer since boyhood, through family support for various Palestinian advocacy groups. Passionate motivational-speaker with 16 years of experience speaking to audiences of various cultures, including the mental-health industry, academic institutions, and local groups concerned with the nature of addiction, recovery and over-all mental health and wellness. Dedicated to the plight of all who suffer injustice, regardless of age, race, sexual identity, creed, or religion.
I graduated at the top of my class in Aviation school, US NAVY, Great Lakes, Illinois-1998
Platoon/Division leader of about 150 Sailors/Marines
Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois.
I graduated University with a perfect GPA, Magna Cum Laude.
A regular public speaker around the country regarding subjects like drug-abuse, mental health and psychology as whole.
I have been a regular performing storyteller since 2016
From 2005-2007 I gave talks on a weekly basis at the Illinois Department of Juvenile Corrections, Cook County. I mentored and provided feedbacks to inmates under the age of 18 regarding life-skills, altering life-paths to avoid gang affiliation, drug-abuse and establish a robust course of action to rehabilitate their life trajectory
A Bridge Back, LLC was contract/investment based employment.
Fluent in Arabic and its various dialects, semi-fluent in Hebrew.
Extensive volunteer work for various causes including the humanitarian needs of the Palestinians specifically orphans as a result of the conflict through non-political and humanitarian based fundraising.
Currently waiting for pandemic-era restrictions to ease, so that I may return to a graduate degree that i had begun just prior to the outbreak of COVID. I completed nearly one-third of a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling,
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