Experienced young professional with a background in Middle Eastern studies, Arabic language, and community development. Seeks a position in a non-governmental organization that offers opportunities for growth and professional challenges.
Native English speaker
High Intermediate proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic, Levantine Colloquial Arabic, and Egyptian Colloquial Arabic
Intermediate proficiency in Spanish
Familiar with monitoring and evaluation standards
Experienced in report writing
Knowledgeable about refugee issues
Confident public speaker
Strong interpersonal skills
Background in volunteer management
Mastery of all MS Office programs
May 2013-July 2013Women's Empowerment and Youth Development Intern | Tomorrow's Youth Organization | Nablus, Palestine
Created unique educational programs for Palestinian refugee children, women, and university students.
Monitored the psychosocial development of refugee children and witnessed significant improvement based on pre and post-assessment results.
Managed a group of 5 local volunteers who assisted in implementing lesson plans.
Drafted weekly reports evaluating the success of individual activities within the curriculum.
January 2013-April 2013Children's Education Program Instructor - Math | St. Andrew's Refugee Center | Cairo, Egypt
Taught 5th grade mathematics to 25 refugee students.
Strengthened the Children's Education Program by adding new material to the mathematics curriculum.
January 2013-April 2013Adult Education Program Instructor - Advanced English | St. Andrew's Refugee Center | Cairo, Egypt
Taught Advanced English to adult refugee students.
Developed new materials, such as oral exams and written assessments, to evaluate student progress throughout the semester.
Expanded upon the standard curriculum by adding a cross-cultural component to the English lessons.
September 2011-May 2012Research Assistant for Professor Mark Tessler | University of Michigan Political Science Department | Ann Arbor, MI
Assisted University of Michigan Professor Mark Tessler by conducting background research for the Arab Barometer Survey project.
Identified different variables that may impact how Arab citizens feel about democratic transitions and political Islam.
Wrote summaries based on pre-existing literature and current news sources.
September 2011-May 2012Associate Editor | Michigan Journal of Political Science | Ann Arbor, MI
Collaborated with the editing team to determine the quality of undergraduate article submissions.
Offered recommendations based on a holistic knowledge of the Middle East.
Edited five 30-page submissions per week and evaluated each submission based on content, accuracy, and mechanics.
May 2013Bachelor of Arts: Arabic, Armenian, Persian, Turkish, and Islamic Studies (AAPTIS)University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Enrolled in the LSA Honors College
Relevant coursework includes: Human Rights in the U.N., Politics of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, Intensive Arabic Language, Islam in Africa, Arab Culture, Arabic Literature in Translation, Comparative International Politics.
December 2012Intensive Arabic LanguageAmerican University in Cairo - Arabic Language Institute, Cairo, Egypt
Enrolled in 15 credits of High Intermediate level Arabic at the Arabic Language Institute
Coursework included: Written and Aural Media Arabic, Spoken Modern Standard Arabic, Reading and Writing in Modern Standard Arabic
May 2013Middle Eastern StudiesAmerican University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt
Enrolled in courses related to Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic Language