Abed Egbaria was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to participate in the Foreign Language Teaching Assistant program in the US. Abed has a B.A in English Literature and Labor Studies from Tel Aviv University. Currently he is a working as a recruitment coordinator in the Coca-Cola Company and a freelance translator in non-profit organizations.
Arwa Ayoub received her B.A in Generative Linguistics and English Literature from the Hebrew University and her Master’s degree in Translation and Research of Translation from Bar-Ilan University. She has worked in various forms of translation, including interpreting. Her most rewarding and fondest memory was working as an interpreter (2016) for the YMCA youth department, which is a program for Arab and Jewish youths. This experience solidified her strong belief that language is a bridge between cultures. She believes that separation is an illusion, and the most effective way to break that illusion is to know the other, and for that, a bridge is needed. The FLTA experience will be a great opportunity to expand her learning as well as to teach others.