Rawan Atef
Currently reviewing Ph.D. applicants

    Ms. Yaghi is an English language teacher and the English language coordinator within the Nabil Adeeb Sleiman Secondary Public Schools. She teaches grades 10 and 12, designs exams and syllabuses for the English language department, and serves as the extracurricular activities coordinator. She is a co-author of Women Teaching Women English published by University of Oregon and a co-author of International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning with GIS in Secondary Schools. She established USPEaK which is a Lebanese organization that raises the level of social engagement and public achievement among youth and women through local initiatives supported by low cost English courses including TOEFL and SAT. USPEaK's mission is to serve better education, raise the level of awareness, promote citizenship, build foundations for democracy and build a peaceful community. She earned a teaching license from Lebanese University, Zahle, where she also studied English, and a teacher-training certificate from the Lebanese University, Beirut. She seats on the board of the Lebanese State Alumni Community which seeks to empower the cultural, educational, professional and academic relations between Lebanon and the United States.  During her fellowship year, Ms. Yaghi will focus on academic work that will provide her with the skills to later apply to a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Upon her return to Lebanon, she plans to build the capacity of the institute that she founded, USPEaK, by implementing learned experiences in the United States in both the academic and professional levels.