Nagla Bedir

Founder and Executive Director

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Nagla Bedir holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Psychology from Rutgers University-New Brunswick and a Master’s Degree in Social Studies Education from the Graduate School of Education-Rutgers University. She is currently a high school social studies teacher in an urban district in New Jersey.


Shehnaz Abdeljaber

Team Member

Shehnaz-Shehnaz Abdeljaber earned a bachelor's degree in English and Africana Studies at Rutgers. She is currently working on her Masters in Liberal Arts at the University of Pennsylvania. She works at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Rutgers as the Programming Director Of Events and Outreach.



Team Member

Farah holds a bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature and Middle Eastern Studies from Rutgers University.  She earned her masters’ degrees in English as a Second Language and Special Education from Rutgers Graduate School of Education.  She has been a high school teacher of English Language Learners and students with exceptionalities in New Jersey for the past 6 years. Farah is currently in her second year of pursuing her Juris Doctor at Rutgers Law School.

Cassandra Eng

Team Member

Cassandra is a student at Georgia State University. She is currently working on her bachelor’s degree in Educational Studies with a focus in Cultural Context.