Over 10 years of professional experience. Strong background in sustainable development, conflict resolution, and women’s human rights. Fluent in English; proficient in Arabic.
MA, International Policy Studies, Conflict Resolution Specialization, 2009, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Middlebury College
Relevant Coursework: Grant and Proposal Writing, International Development, Intercultural Communication, Human Rights Impact Assessment, Women’s Human Rights, Power, Identify, and Conflict in a Multicultural World
BSW, Bachelor of Social Work, 2005, La Salle University
Belgium, Chile, Egypt, France, Germany, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Palestine, Peru, Syria, Turkey, and the United Kingdom
Community Leader, Impact Hub DC, Washington, D.C.
Duration: September 2016-May 2017
Provide support and capacity-building services for eco-social entrepreneurs, businesses, and organizations within the Impact Hub DC community.
Consultant, SwitchMed, Various Locations
Duration: June 2016-May 2017
Identify eco-social entrepreneurs and businesses focused on renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions in the Middle East and North Africa for “The Switchers” green business network. Produce and write over 11 web articles about these entrepreneurs and businesses, analyzing their business models and showcasing their eco-social impact.
Researcher, Palestinian Refugees in Jordan, Middlebury Institute, Monterey, CA
Duration: September 2012-December 2012
Conducted post-graduate research on the socio-economic and political integration of Palestinian refugees in Jordan.
Researcher, Vulnerable Populations in Chile, Middlebury Institute, Monterey, CA
Duration: January 2009-May 2009
Participated in a three-week fact-finding trip exploring Chile’s transition to democracy and the rights of indigenous and vulnerable populations. Visited diverse Mapuche communities, conducted a comprehensive human rights needs assessment, and published a final report.
Content Editor: Barghouth A. & Rovzar, A. (2016) Diesel to Solar Transformation: Assessing the Untapped Potential for Off-grid Solar Retrofits in the Arab Region, joint publication of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE)
Developed a concept note for the European Commission about creating a Mediterranean Sustainable Energy Alliance to provide a platform of collaboration and shared resources between Southern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa
Walters R. (2009) Exploring Meanings of Wearing the Hijab, The Pathfinder, Publication of the Middlebury Institute
Walters R. (2009) Sustaining Chile’s Human Rights Movement (1973-present), Chile Practicum Report, Publication of Global Majority and the Middlebury Institute