Tarneem Hammad

Tarneem, 23, was born in Saudi Arabia, but now lives in Gaza and is a recent English literature graduate from Al-Azhar University. For part-time work, she has worked as an English trainer for Amideast and a translator for a private company. Tarneem loves languages and in addition to English and Arabic, knows a little French.

She says, "When I stop working, I start dying," so she is always on the lookout for opportunities to show her leadership and develop new skills. Tarneem is proud of being able to work under pressure and also loves reading, writing, talking and laughter! Her dream is to help develop a public library in Gaza that looks like it came from the Harry Potter stories, including books from all cultures that will "bring out the bookworm in everyone."