Tutor profile: Adena M.
Grant Writer with Extensive Experience in Research, Writing, and Arabic
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I graduated from Brigham Young University with a double major in Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic with extensive research experience. I am currently the Senior Development Manager at an education nonprofit in Baltimore, Maryland where I oversee all of our organization's fundraising efforts.
I tutored Iraqi Refugees in Amman, Jordan for a semester. In addition, I have provided individual mentoring to students to help them improve their research and writing skills.
Brigham Young University
Middle Eastern Studies
2013 - 2017
Digital Harbor Foundation, Senior Development Manager
2017 - Present
The Digital Harbor Foundation is a rapidly growing Baltimore non-profit that provides technology and career-readiness education to low-income and minority youth. • Oversaw DHF’s research partnerships and strategy o Collaborated with researchers at University of Maryland, Baltimore County on an NSF-funded project investigating methods for replicating effective afterschool STEM program models. Our initial research findings have been accepted for publication at the 2020 American Society for Engineering Education conference. o Managed...
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Scholar Intern
2017 - 2017
I worked with Dr. Ariel Ahram on his book Break All the Borders: Separatism and the Reshaping of the Middle East (published February 2019) and with Dr. Marina Ottaway on a book summarizing the events and outcomes of the 2011 Arab Uprisings (publication pending). • Wrote case studies on nationalism in Iraqi Kurdistan and South Yemen • Compiled literature reviews on the Arab Uprisings and other youth protest movements • Summarized a report issued by the Muslim Brotherhood in Arabic into English • Created timelines on the political histories...
WomanStats Project, Data Entry Specialist
2015 - 2017
The WomanStats Project studies the link between women’s rights and international security. This includes maintaining one of the largest databases on the status of women in the world. • Matched quantitative and qualitative data to specific variables about the status of women throughout the world • Identified data gaps relating to femicide in over 90 countries and researched the missing information • Translated qualitative research on global tolerance for femicide in 180+ countries into a quantitative scale • Managed WomanStats payroll
Brigham Young University Department of Political Science, Research Assistant
2014 - 2015
I worked with Dr. Donna Lee Bowen who specializes in studies of family policy in the Middle East. • Transcribed, analyzed, and categorized dozens of bibliographic references on the history of marriage • Collected and summarized dozens of articles describing unusual marriage practices around the world with a focus on the Islamic State’s treatment of women
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