In less than a decade there will be 8 Billion people in the World. We're currently at 7.4 at the time of this writing, but that number is literally changing by the second. This means that We, like the rest of you, are each one in 7.4 Billion. That should scare us. It would have a couple of years ago, or a few months ago, or even a few moments ago, but right now, at this very moment, I have a large smile on my face because We are each one in 7.4 Billion, and We're each still unique. We don't know a single person exactly like each of us and if we did, we'd risk being called delusional (nothing new) because the possibility of us being us is one in 400 Quadrillion. Last we checked, that's much higher than 7.4 Billion. Trust us, we're a team of an Engineer, a Coffee Specialist, a Career Development Director, a Doctor in training, a Dean of Undergraduate Studies, and a revolutionary accessibility specialist. We know how to use Google. 

We are no more special than anyone else, but We are each special, as are you. Welcome to our Family! 

Ahmad Abojaradeh

Founder and Executive Director 

He is an Engineer, a Novelist, a Peer a Support Specialist, a Brother, an Uncle, a Friend, a Public Speaker and so much more. A Hiraeth, Compassionate,  Creative and Loving. World Traveler and Star Gazer when light pollution isn't trying to ruin his life. Problem solver, survivor and most importantly, an un-apologetically imperfect human being.

Ala Abojaradeh

Director of Jordan Chapter

She is a second year medical student and serves as an active member in the International Federation Medical Students Association. She aspires to one day become a doctor that truly represents humanity, treating people as humans instead of just patients.

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Karen Arguata

 

In a world of cat people and dog people, Karen Argueta is more of a bird person. Born in El Salvador, Karen is an escapee from Long Island to beautiful Harlem. Her most treasured work is as a creative non-fiction writer, interviewer, and Social Media Director for the Life Out Loud Podcast, seeking to diversify the creative non-fiction genre with invaluable stories from marginalized groups. Karen also has a budding passion for teaching, and seeks to pursue a PhD after graduating John Jay College as a Criminology major. You can frequently find her in ice cream shops, or on bridges - despite her fear of heights. She hopes this speaks volumes about who she is as a human.

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Michelle Ly

 

Editor

QC Analyst by day, unfocused artist by night. She is passionately curious with a love for the art of arranging words. As an inspiration seeker and aspiring sunshine spreader, she believe in kindness and compassion, and living life one day at a time with gratitude.

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Lina Abojaradeh

 

She is an Architecture graduate, an artist, a poet and someone who loves to give back. She expresses her passion for the causes close to her heart through creative outlets- wheth outlets- whether that's a video, a poem or an artwork. She is especially passionate about ending wars and intervention in the Middle East, as well as working for a green and sustainable future. She founded the volunteer group Archismile in Jordan which aims to beautify the community through murals with empowering messages.

 

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