Ayah is a passionate humanitarian, working to help make the world a better place day by day. As a Peace and Conflict Program Officer with Mercy Corps, she is currently working with communities to help alleviate violence and build more cohesive and peaceful communities. Ayah graduated with a B.A. in Applied English Linguistics from the University of Jordan. During her junior year at university, Ayah spent a semester abroad in Bergen, Norway, which she now considers as her second home.
Ayah is a bibliophile who enjoys travelling and watching historical dramas. In her free time, you can find her hiking, baking or reading random articles online.
Mouna is a Civic Education and Youth Engagement facilitator at MitOst organization. In 2017, she was awarded the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) scholarship at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, USA, where she served as the main Arabic professor and academic counselor, and studied political science, black power, and entrepreneurship. Previously, Mouna worked as a project coordinator and research fellow at the Maghreb Economic Forum (MEF), a Swiss-Tunisian Think-and-Do Tank, where she led two projects on youth engagement and gender equality. She developed proposals and budgets and organized conferences while fostering sustainable partnerships with different national and international stakeholders. She is a fervent forward-looking social activist and a staunch believer in change. She is interested in continuing to work in the field of civic education focusing on social development and youth engagement.