People of Alif

Executive Board

MOUNA Abdelhamid

MOUNA Abdelhamid

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Alta schwartz

Alta schwartz

Operations Director

Awad Awad

Awad Awad

Director of Public Education

Awad Awad has dedicated his career educating and consulting on Arabic, Islam, the Middle East, and Israel/Palestine. He has built or redesigned K-20 Arabic programs across the US and has established study abroad partnerships throughout the Arabic-speaking world. His research interests include Arabic language instruction for non-native and heritage speakers, critical intercultural communication, study abroad, community-based experiential learning, the Abbasid renaissance, and literary translation.

He has co-authored several grants expanding Arabic language instruction and educating about Arab-Americans throughout the US South.

His pastime hobbies include cooking, traveling, and being a cool nerd and a cat dad. 

Kinda Hanano

Kinda Hanano

Arabic Language Program Director

Amani Elkhatib

Amani Elkhatib

Communications & Marketing Coordinator

Jennifer Henderson

Jennifer Henderson

Bookkeeper

Liz Talmas

Liz Talmas

Office Manager

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