Welcoming our Fall 2015 Intern, Sarah!
Sarah is very excited to join the TYO team and work with children and families in the Nablus community, specifically teaching ESL to children in our Core early childhood program and volunteers in our Youth Service Learning program.
Born and raised in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, she graduated from Gettysburg College in 2013 with a degree in Globalization Studies, focusing on the nexus between health, gender, and development, and a minor in Health Science and Peace and Justice Studies. While at university, she spent a semester in Durban, South Africa participating in a social and political post-conflict reconstruction program. Additionally, she interned as a research assistant for the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD).
Prior to joining us as an intern at TYO, Sarah lived and worked in Washington, DC. While there, she worked at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in the Communications and Knowledge Management Division. While she loved her work at IFPRI, peaceful conflict resolution and social change have always been her passions, both academically and professionally, and she is thrilled to be learning about and experiencing both here in Palestine. Outside of work and academics, Sarah loves hiking, yoga, and pretty much anything outdoors, so she is looking forward to exploring more of Palestine in the upcoming months.