Welcoming Our Spring 2019 Intern Team!
TYO is very proud to introduce the Spring 2019 Intern Team! The interns have come to Nablus from five different countries to help TYO implement programs for children, youth, and women. Read more about them here!
Natali was born in the south of Siberia (Russia) and moved to Germany when she was ten years old. She studied Intercultural Communication, for which she spent a semester in France. She traveled multiple times to South Africa, where she did research, volunteered, and interned in a children’s home and a refugee reception center. Since 2015, she has been active teaching German and English to refugees, including in England during the past few months. Natali believes that education is a right and can change your life, and that everyone should have the chance to enhance their life through learning. She spends her free time traveling, reading, exercising, dancing, and enjoying other people’s company.
Inge is from the Netherlands and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in Amsterdam, where she has nearly finished her Master’s in Healthcare Psychology. The diversity of a city like Amsterdam and her travels around the world taught her a lot about different perspectives and (sub)cultures, and she can’t wait to learn more about Palestinian culture. With her background in psychology, she is experienced in helping others work through their darkest times and in guiding them towards the tools they need to rebuild and grow. She now hopes to help build resilience and personal empowerment in Nablus while also teaching English.
Claudia grew up in a little town in northern Spain and studied audiovisual communication and advertising in Madrid, where she has recently been working as a graphic and web designer. Before that, she lived for one year in the Netherlands and worked as a digital nomad in Namibia, Cape Town and Mauritius. Last year she volunteered in a refugee camp in Greece, which was an experience that changed her perspective about how she wants to spend her time. She strongly believes in the power of communication to give voice to those who are not being listened to and to make the world a better place.
Whitney is from the suburbs of Chicago, where she just completed a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, French, and Human Needs and Global Resources. She lived in Senegal for several months to do research for an NGO about a political resistance group. After returning, she interned with the Chicago Council of American Islamic Relations, focusing on religious marginalization in the US. These two experiences shaped her passion for human empowerment. In her free time, she can often be found playing piano and reading in coffee shops.
Elisa is from Trento, a small city in northern Italy, surrounded by mountains and nature. She graduated in International Studies from the University of Trento and completed an exchange year program in Valencia, Spain. It has always been her desire to work in the field of protection and integration of refugees and asylum seekers and after finishing her studies, she moved to Turkey where she implemented educational and cultural activities for refugees. Before coming to Nablus, she lived in Cyprus for more than a year and has been working for 8 months with unaccompanied minors from Africa and Asia.