Huda Abu Arqoub, Co-Founder
Huda Abu Arqoub, Co-Founder of the Center for Transformative Education, was born in Jerusalem and raised in Hebron. Her parents were both teachers and she chose to follow in their footsteps, obtaining her diploma in teaching English as a Second Language, a BA in Education and English Literature from Al-Quds Open University, and a Master's degree in Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University, where she served as a Fulbright Scholar from 2004-06. Huda is active in grassroots Palestinian initiatives focusing on issues related to human rights and gender equality, and is a member of several local Palestinian organizations that work on empowering women to be more active in building a healthy society. Through her activities she has worked with organizations such as Doctors Without Borders, Save the Children International, United Religions Initiative (URI), and the Boston-based University of the Middle East Project (UME). Prior to joining the CTE she worked as an educational consultant for the Palestinian Authority's Ministry of Education. Between 2008-13 Huda was the Co-Executive Director of Abraham’s Vision, and in summer 2010 she served as CTE's first BBIP Director.