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I am passionate about:
collaboration, old steel road bikes, positive social change
A little known fact about me is:
I'd love to build and tend to a thriving mini garden of mint, basil, tomatoes, lavender and cacti. When I have a permanent address again, it's going to happen!
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Currently working at the intersection of tech and humanitarianism in a role encompassing UX research, partnerships and communications as Middle East Project Manager at REFUNITE. In 2015 I graduated with an MA in Arab Studies from Georgetown University. My research focused on tech startups in the Middle East and innovations in development and humanitarian response, and I was a TA at the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation. I'm curious about: open source and crowd sourced mapping initiatives, games for social change, and how we might live greener lives in urban environments.
I love your project Katy and the way you combine play with programming. Thank you for sharing it with us on this platform!
Do you know about Reclaim Childhood, which seeks to empower refugee women and girls through sport in Jordan? http://www.reclaimchildhood.org/ If not, just wanted to make you aware of them as it's often productive to connect and share with others working on similar projects in different contexts.