Mohammed has four years of experience in the nonprofit and business sectors. He earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in English from the Islamic University of Gaza. Mohammed worked as a Marketing Team Lead at BrandsLine Company. In this role, he was responsible for increasing the company profit, growing its market share, and increasing brand awareness about its investments in Palestine. Currently, Mohammed works as a freelancer providing marketing and communications solutions for small businesses. Mohammed also works as an Alumni Leader at the U.S. Palestinian Affairs Unit in Jerusalem. He works through the Alumni Advisory Council as a communication channel between the U.S. Palestinian Affairs Unit and alumni from various programs, supporting meaningful youth participation and the network’s engagement. Mohammed promotes business development and social entrepreneurship by sharing his knowledge and expertise from the Global Business Institute Program at Indiana University, which he participated in in 2016. Motivated by driving social development for his community, Mohammed played a significant role in the development of a community-based program called Helping the Neighbors sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee. While he was an undergraduate student, he devoted much time to local volunteer projects, such as Providing a Safe Environment for Youth in the Gaza Strip held by El Wedad Society for Community Rehabilitation. Through these experiences, he developed strong skills in communication and marketing, leadership, and project management. Mohammed deeply cares about business development and youth empowerment.
Host Organization: Cure Violence
Role at Cure Violence: At Cure Violence, Mohammed will serve as the Strategic Partnerships Fellow: acting as a Middle East and North Africa Program Officer and being responsible for the creation, oversight, and implementation of programming activities in the Middle East and North Africa.