TYO Intern Alumni: Where are They Now?
On a professional level, I learned how to work together as more than a team -- as a group of friends.
A native of New York , NY, Doris taught Photography, Model UN, Girls' Sports and English from 2009 - 2011.
What was your favorite moment/story from your time with TYO?
Anytime I was in a taxi with Munir.
What do you miss most about TYO or Nablus?
I miss the buzz of the building. Being at TYO in Nablus is like being in a family house. I miss how everyday the 4 and 5 year olds would come into my office and shyly say hello in the morning, the teenage boys from the neighborhood would run in all excited in the afternoon, and the student volunteers would hang around during the day, sharing their lunches with me and joking around.
What have you been up to after leaving Nablus and what are your plans for the future?
I just finished the first year of my Masters in International History at Columbia University and the London School of Economics. As I write, I'm in Cairo getting started on research for my MA thesis on political Islam in Egypt. This summer I'll be doing an internship with the Middle East Partnership Initiative at the State Department in Washington, DC. Then I'm off to London!
How do you think TYO affected you personally and professionally?
Working at TYO taught me the importance of relationships when working with other people. On a personal level, I learned how to build friendships with people of very different backgrounds, and on a professional level, I learned how to work together as more than a team -- as a group of friends.
Do you have any advice for anyone considering applying for a TYO internship?
Apply! Be ready for a thrill. If you do the internship, spend as much time out and about in Nablus as possible. Visit the homes of the Nabulsis you meet at TYO. It's a special city.