Welcoming Zahi Khouri Fellow Vanessa!

TYO is thrilled to introduce our newest Zahi Khouri Fellow, Vanessa.

Vanessa Faraj_ZKF

Vanessa received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Georgia State University and before joining TYO, she was a Lead Designer at the Racial Justice Action Center in Atlanta, GA. While in the US, she was very active in women's rights and empowerment. During her fellowship at TYO, Vanessa will lead incubation courses for women entrepreneurs from the Northern West Bank as a part of the WISE II Program and lead fitness and health seminars in The Women’s Group. In addition, she will support TYO’s youngest beneficiaries through the Core Child Program. Vanessa is a Palestinian-Iraqi American and although she was born and raised in the US, she has very strong connections with her Middle Eastern heritage and is excited to be joining the TYO team!