From: Palestine
Graduated: 2003
University: SOAS
Course: MA  Violence, Conflict & Development

Afaf graduated from SOAS in 2003 with an MA in Violence, Conflict & Development. After completing her degree, it was difficult for her to return to Palestine, so Afaf decided to work in Cairo as a Manager for the Ramattan News Agency (which is of Palestinian origin).

In 2005, she moved from Cairo to Ohio to join her husband whom she met in London and has been working as an Advisor with HVTA, Human Values for Transformative Action since January 2006. HVTA is a locally based, non-profit organisation that works with urban youth, using creative expression as a tool for building inclusive communities.