Introducing the Spring 2013 Interns!

Introducing the Spring 2013 interns! This session, three outstanding interns have been selected to work in the Nablus community. All with very different backgrounds, meet this session's newest additions to the TYO team!

Spring 2013 Interns


Danish is from London and holds an Accounting degree from Middlesex University, training to be a math teacher. Danish has lived and worked in Africa, traveling to Burkina Faso to work with disabled women, children, and men at an organization supporting disabled artisans and businessmen and women. Danish also plays soccer at the semi-professional level and while in Burkina Faso, he spearheaded and organized soccer tournaments for over 250 boys and girls. This will mark Danish's first time in the Middle East. This session, he will be teaching WISE IT Trainings, TWG Beginner and Advanced IT, English and Professional Competency at An-Najah University, Staff English and Boys' and Girls' Soccer.


Alex is from Elm Grove, Wisconsin, just outside of Milwaukee. He graduated from Harvard last May and worked as an intern at a think tank in Washington, D.C., this past fall. Alex spent time working in Venezuela, Kenya, and in Bethlehem. Alex also founded Hope from Kakuma, to empower refugee children from Kakuma, Kenya, by increasing their access to education opportunities. In Kenya, Alex loved to explore, especially in foreign countries, and to take photos and write. Alex is especially looking forward to being back in the Middle East and this session, he will be teaching WISE English, TWG Photography, TWG Advanced IT, English and Professional Competency at An-Najah University, Staff English and Boys' and Girls' Soccer.


Emily is from Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania and graduated with a degree in Health and Exercise Science in 2011. Emily worked with the Foundation for Sustainable Development in Rajasthan, India for about 9 months in various capacities involving women's empowerment, education, and health promotion. On her way back home from India, Emily had the opportunity to visit Bethlehem where she learned about Palestine and especially, the needs of Palestinian refugees.  Emily is excited to be here and to be learning even more and specifically building relationships with people in Nablus. This session, she will be teaching WISE English classes, TWG Fitness, English and Professional Competency at An-Najah University and Staff English.