Welcome Fall 2012 Interns!
Meet the newest members of the TYO team, the Fall 2012 Interns: Tommy, Megan, Mary and Lila!
Tommy comes from North Kingstown, Rhode Island and is a recent graduate of Villanova University. During his time at Villanova, he studied Political Science, History and Arab & Islamic studies, which led him to study abroad in Amman during his junior year. Tommy has been working with children his entire life through soccer, sports and tutoring. Tommy will be teaching Sports & Games, IT for The Women’s Group, and Professional Competency at An-Najah.
Megan is from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and graduated from the University of Oregon where she studied Journalism and Arabic. While in university, Megan studied abroad in Tunisia where her passion for the Middle East continued to grow. Prior to joining the TYO team, Megan interned with non-profits including Mercy Corps and Global Press Institute, and worked at a local law firm. Megan will be teaching Arts & Crafts, Fitness for The Women’s Group, English for The Women’s Group, and Professional Competency at An-Najah University.
Mary is originally from Los Alamos, New Mexico and is a recent graduate of the University of Chicago, earning her MA in International Relations. She is passionate about culture and travel and has visited countries including South Korea and Japan. Prior to coming to TYO, Mary worked at an elementary school in a low-income neighborhood teaching reading and literacy to children. Mary will be teaching Critical Thinking, Fitness for The Women’s Group, English for The Women’s Group, and Professional Competency at An-Najah University.
Lila is from San Diego, California, and grew up all over Africa before returning to the US for high school. Lila is a recent graduate from University of California, Los Angeles and earned her BA in Anthropology with a minor in French. Lila loves being exposed to different cultures and learning languages and looks forward to learning all about Nablus. While in Nablus, Lila will be teaching Fitness for The Women’s Group, Business English for Women's Incubation Services for Entrepreneurs (WISE), and will be working on a series of murals at the TYO center and around the city.
Welcome to Nablus!
Tala is the Intern Coordinator in Nablus.