Transforming lives, empowering communities since 1978

Deena T. Faruki (Director of Donor Stewardship)

Deena grew up in New Mexico always knowing that she wanted to return to discover her Palestinian identity and to contribute to the development of Palestinian society. She received her B.A. in political science and history from the University of New Mexico, and attained an M.A. in Middle East studies from the University of Washington in Seattle in 2007. She received several language and area studies fellowships, and conducted research on the history of Palestinian education, before moving to Washington, DC. She plans to continue her dedication toward educational development for youth across the Middle East. Ms. Faruki has traveled extensively throughout Europe and the Middle East, and knows Arabic, French and Hebrew.