Talya Adler Jaffa
Alfredo Torres received his BA in Linguistics and International Studies with an unofficial minor in Hebrew at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. He has worked as an ESL tutor for international students at Emory University, as a Teacher’s Assistant in Spanish at a local high school, and as a Communications intern at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Alfredo was awarded with a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Israel. Throughout the course of this fellowship, he will provide support for the English language studies of students at Oranim Academic College in Kiryat Tivon.
Candace Square received her B.S. in Health and Exercise Sciences with a minor in Psychology at the University of Oklahoma. She is currently completing a M.S. degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Oklahoma State University. She will graduate in May of 2017. Candace will be working as an English Teaching Assistant at Kibbutzim College in Tel Aviv. She will facilitate and help improve students’ English proficiency through oral and written language skills. She believes that teaching English in Israel will help build closer relationships, and a depth of understanding between American and Israeli cultures.
Charles Coleman received his BA in International Studies with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies at The University of Alabama t Birmingham. Before departing for his Fulbright grant year, Charles is continuing his research of “Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect” under Professor Renato Corbetta of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Department of Government. Charles was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award to The College of Sakhnin. His purpose in teaching is to help others with their learning experience by creating fun and intuitive video’s about situations people encounter daily. Charles will be working with the chair of the English Department, Mr. Jamal Assadi, and will pursue his project “screen-wrinting: Bridging the gap between American and Israeli Culture.” Students will write short scripts in English, learn about acting, video editing and post their final group projects Online, which will produce a powerful expression of the Fulbright assignment.
Josh Warzecha received his BA from Dartmouth College, where he double majored in Arabic Language & Literature and Linguistics with a concentration in Hebrew. Josh was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Fellowship to teach English at Tel Hai College, and hopes to use this opportunity to build linguistic and cultural bridges between Israel and the United States. When he is not teaching, Josh hopes to spend time furthering his own knowledge of Hebrew and Arabic and possibly carrying out preliminary sociolinguistic fieldwork.