August 25, 2010
I am a Palestinian woman who grew up in Israel, in a mixed city (Arab and Jewish citizens) called Lod. I have studied social work at Tell Aviv University, and Graduated more than seven years ago. I have worked as a social worker in different local NGO`s and also in Governmental agencies.
More than half a year ago, I have moved to the United States of America, to continue my graduate studies in Conflict Resolution. I am studying for my Master Degree at The Institute of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University.
Part of my decision to continue my studies at the US and in this particular program, beside my interest in learning how to deal with conflict and to learn about other conflicts around the world, is related to my own inner personal belief, that as a woman, if I want to conduct any kind of change whether on the macro or micro level, I have the responsibility to bring my unique and different voice to the world.