I have been the Operations Intern at Search for Common Ground, a nonprofit peace-building organization in Washington, DC, since January of 2013.
I am a MA candidate in Arab Studies at Georgetown University. Expected Graduation date: May 17, 2013. My research interests include: Arabic language and pedagogy, Zionist history and discourse, religions and cultures of the Levant and North Africa.
I recieved the Jamal Daniel Scholarship for the Study of the Levant ($50,000) for the 2012-2013 academic year.
I received the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship for the 2012-2013 academic year. I declined this award in order to accept the Jamal Daniel Scholarship.
I am a Special Projects Coordinator for the Arab Studies Institute.
I lived in Jakarta Indonesia from August 2010 - July 2011, working for the Wall Street Institute as an English teacher
I lived in Rabat, Morocco from August, 2008 - June 2010, working for AMIDEAST as an English teacher
I graduated from the University of Oregon in 2008 with a BA in Internatioanl Studies. My focus was on Middle East Studies, Arabic and Peace Studies.
I was president of the student board of Oregon Hillel from 2007-2008.
I was the advisor for the B'Nai Brith Youth Organization girls' chapter in Eugene, OR from 2006 - 2008.