Reina Sultan (Jordan)


Reina Sultan (Jordan)

Reina Sultan recently graduated from UCSB with honors as a Political Science major (International Relations) and French minor. As a student fundraiser and subsequently a fundraising supervisor at the UCSB Annual Fund, she raised nearly $170,000 for student resource programs. She strove to involve herself in several organizations, holding leadership positions in both her sorority and Associated Students over the course of several years. During her junior year, she was awarded the prestigious Philip & Aida Siff Educational Foundation Scholarship in recognition of her academic achievements. While interning in Washington D.C. that same year, she was given the opportunity to represent UCSB at UC Day, a yearly event aimed at lobbying California representatives to better serve the UC system. She just ended her time working as an English teaching assistant in France, where she worked with high school students in priority education zones. She is extremely grateful for the opportunity to work with Collateral Repair Project in Amman, Jordan. The daughter of Lebanese refugees, she feels very strongly about advocating for and volunteering with refugee communities displaced by violence. After returning from Jordan, Reina recounted her time there by saying, "I wish I could express in words how meaningful and formative my time with CRP was. AP gave me the opportunity to work with and amplify the voices of beautiful, resilient refugee women in Amman, Jordan. I urge everyone with the means and privilege to make change with an organization like CRP to seize that opportunity immediately".



17 Aug

Inshallah

I’ve been avoiding writing this final blog because it’s the final goodbye from my fellowship

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Posted Aug 17, 2017

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06 Aug

Reflecting on… Embroidery

Anyone who knows me personally knows that I have no hand-eye coordination. Getting me to

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Posted Aug 06, 2017

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06 Aug

Ashwaq

In Iraq, Ashwaq had a normal life. She was studying to be a math teacher,

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Posted Aug 06, 2017

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25 Jul

Reflecting on… Resettlement

Reflecting on… Resettlement The fact that only 1-2% of refugees are resettled is one that

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Posted Jul 25, 2017

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14 Jul

Nadia

When asked to directly address Americans, Nadia said, “My biggest dream in this world is

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Posted Jul 14, 2017

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09 Jul

Reflecting on… Expectations v. Reality

Today is July 9th, which means I have exactly one month left in Amman. I

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Posted Jul 09, 2017

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05 Jul

Land of the Free, Home of the Brave

In Jordan, I have met brave women who are seeking freedom. Imagine their surprise in

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Posted Jul 05, 2017

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30 Jun

Reflecting on… Identity

Sorry about the hiatus from blogging. I am writing from Tripoli, Lebanon on the last

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Posted Jun 30, 2017

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21 Jun

No Justice, No Peace

Full disclosure: I’m angry. I came to work angry about the abuse of people of

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Posted Jun 21, 2017

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16 Jun

Reflecting on…Food

You’re probably thinking, “This crazy Muslim girl is so hungry during Ramadan that she is

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Posted Jun 16, 2017

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13 Jun

Why is June 20th Important?

June 20th is World Refugee Day. For those who don’t know, World Refugee Day was

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Posted Jun 13, 2017

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09 Jun

Reflecting on… Islamophobia

“Enough with the killing. There’s been enough blood…”– A Muslim refugee from Iraq the day

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Posted Jun 09, 2017

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08 Jun

Ahlan Wasahlan

For every taxi driver that tries to take me home or marry me off to

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Posted Jun 08, 2017

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02 Jun

Reflecting on… Ramadan

OOOORRRROOOOUAAAHWWAAAA. Nope, that’s not a whale. Just my stomach. There is nothing like a grumbling

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Posted Jun 02, 2017

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31 May

Cha Cha Cha Changes

Nothing prepares you for the moment you step off a plane and into a country

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Posted May 31, 2017

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