Israeli MA Outreach Fellows

2019-2020

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2018-2019

Raji Awies

Raji Awies

University of Haifa -> Fordham University
In 2016, Raji Awies received his LL.B degree in Law & Economics from the University of Haifa. During his academic life, he took part in the university debate team, in which he participated in many competitions across the country, sculpted critical thinking whilst improving his rhetorical abilities. He has developed a lot of interest in corporate and contract law and specialized in startups. Raji has completed his internship in one of the largest law firms in the country, Lipa Mier & Co. in the commercial and High-tech department. In 2018, he was admitted to the Israeli bar association and nowadays, he practices commercial law, and planning to start his LLM studies in Intellectual property and information law at Fordham University, New York.
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Mo'taz Ershied

Mo'taz Ershied

University of Haifa -> Columbia University
Mo'taz Ershied received his LL.B in law, cum laude, from the University of Haifa. During his studies, he worked closely in several roles with numerous professors, as a teacher assistant in Contract Law & Punishment Law, and as head of "Career Project" in pursue of equality in academic education. Post his graduation, Mo'taz clerked in the litigation department of Yigal Arnon & Co., one of the biggest and highly rated law firms in Israel. Soon after, he passed the Israeli Bar Exams and was certified as a lawyer. Mo'taz's areas of interest focus mostly on private law and technology. As a Fulbright fellow, his aim is to research how the private law & technology field could develop new and dynamic instruments to increase pluralism within the technology work sector in Israel.
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Haya Haddad

Haya Haddad

Tel Aviv University -> The New School
Haya Haddad received her B.A in Political Science and English Literature from Tel Aviv University. Haya is socially and politically active, she is volunteering in several NGO’s such as the Orthodox Scouts, and other local forums. Throughout her academic studies, she led a radical change by canceling discriminatory policy against her mother tongue. In 2014, Haya participated in Bridge Builders program in Norway, a program which enhances the process of reconciliation between Palestinians and Israelis. Haya worked as research assistant during her B.A studies. Nowadays, she is the mentor for high schoolers from Kfar Yassif. She meets them weekly and discuss with them several significant issues like social activism, human rights, identity conflict and public speaking skills. She is planning to start her Master’s degree in International Affairs specializing human rights and social justice at The New School.
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Rana Khalaila

Rana Khalaila

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem -> Georgetown University
Rana Khalaila received her LLB and accounting degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Rana tutored first-year accounting students on behalf of the Equal Opportunities for Arab Students Unit. Rana completed her Legal internship at the criminal department of Tel Aviv District Attorney's Office. Later on, she worked as a tax inspector (Financial Institutions Unit) at the Assessing Officer of Large Enterprises- Israeli Tax Authority. Nowadays, Rana works as an attorney at the Fiscal Department in the State Attorney's Office.
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Mohannad Salaymeh

Mohannad Salaymeh

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem -> Georgetown University
Mohannad Salaymeh has received his LL.B/B.A. in Law and Accounting from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Mohannad is a lawyer and a Certified Public Accountant in Israel. As a law student, Mohannad was elected as Chairman of the Ambitions Forum, the Arab Law Students Association at the Hebrew University. Upon finishing his studies, Mohannad pursued a one-year legal internship in Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal, one of Israel’s largest international law firms. Then he began a two-years accounting internship at the global firm PwC, which he has recently completed. His work in both internships focused on providing tax consultancy services to several international and domestic companies. In addition, Mohannad has also served as a teaching assistant in various courses taught at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya. Mohannad was awarded the Fulbright scholarship to study for an LL.M in tax law at Georgetown University.
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Soaad Younis

Soaad Younis

The Academic College at Wingate -> Temple University
Soaad Younis is a soccer player who received her B.A. in Physical Education from Wingate College in 2017. Since graduating, she has been working as an exercise specialist at Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba, in the Cardiac Rehabilitation Center, being the only Arab and the youngest staff member in the Center. As a Fulbright fellow, Soaad is planning to study Sports Business at Temple University. Her aim is to help her society to develop better health through better and equal sports and fitness training programming.
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Ruba Hamdan

Ruba Hamdan

Max Stern Yezreel Valley College
Ruba Hamdan received her B.A. in Communications from Max Stern Yezreel Valley College and holds an Interior Design Diploma from 6B Studio. Ruba aspires to develop a career as a professional artist, a researcher and an art educator. She is especially enthusiastic about promoting art education as a tool for intercultural dialogue through programs for children and youth and also aspires to contribute to the enhancement of the arts in Arab society, where the field is significantly underdeveloped, by conducting research on Arab art, empowering Arab artists, organizing exhibitions and promoting Arab art internationally. During her MFA studies Ruba will advance these goals by developing her artistic voice, expanding her research and intellectual skills through living in a diverse global community and reaching beyond ethnic and gender boundaries.
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Aiman Jabaren

Aiman Jabaren

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology - University of California, San Diego
Aiman Jabaren received a B.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering and a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology. He conducted research in image processing at the Ultrasound Signal and Image Processing and Modeling Lab and the Neural Interface Engineering Lab during his bachelor degrees. Afterwards, he worked for two years as a pre-silicon verification engineer at Intel. After being awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, he will be pursuing his Master's degree in Electrical Engineering at UCSD where he will be conducting research in computer vision.
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Tamer Mograbi

Tamer Mograbi

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology - University of Maryland
Tamer Mograbi received his BSc in Computer Science from the Technion – Israel institute of technology in 2015. Since graduating, Tamer has worked in Tel Aviv at Check Point Software Technologies as a software engineer dealing with network security and later worked in Haifa at Cadence Design Systems as a software engineer dealing with formal verification. Now, through Fulbright, Tamer is excited to continue learning and specialize in his favorite field which is robotics, at the University of Maryland, College Park.
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Sameer Sharara

Sameer Sharara

Technion – Israel Institute of Technology - University of California, San Diego
During his academic life, he volunteered in many NGOs, besides taking part of the Ambitions Forum, which accompanies – Socially, academically and personally - first year Arab law students in Israeli universities. In 2014, he participated in MEPI Student leadership program in Benedictine University. Sameer completed his internship in the largest law firm in Israel, Meitar Liquornik Geva Leshem Tal. As a certified lawyer, he joined the global firm PwC to complete his accounting internship. Nowadays, he is a tax inspector in the Israeli tax authority, and planning to start his LLM studies in Northwestern University.
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