Location: West Bank and Gaza, Palestine
After serving in the Peace Corps, I have worked globally for the past 21 years, 13 with Tetra Tech ARD. For three years, I led a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded project in West Bank and Gaza for Tetra Tech, contributing to the peace process by strengthening Palestinian leadership. It was the most challenging and rewarding professional and personal experience. I have a great deal of respect for Palestinians who struggle daily in a harsh political environment and still maintain hope that someday they will have a state of their own, living peacefully with its neighbors.