I am a proper combination of an artist, advocate, activist and fundraiser. I am passionate about people and change mostly on a tactical level.

I am originally from America — I was born in New York, grew up in Seattle and studied in Cambridge and Northampton (at Mount Holyoke)– and I currently live in Jerusalem. My favorite village in Palestine is Nabi Saleh. Some people call me Alison Tamimi. 

I am working for the international development organization Oxfam, on project for the Palestinian people, funded by the UK’s Department for International Development to improve responsiveness between authorities and civil society organizations and actors.

I spend my free time studying Arabic, crocheting, cooking and illustrating  for and with family and friends.

Prior to Oxfam, I was a consultant for World Vision and designed and managed “Image and Identity,” a multi-media advocacy project for children, and  supported several local organizations with their external relations (communications and fundraising).

Once upon a time, I wrote an (unfinished) novel, articles for the Huffington Post and other news sources.

I like DIY projects, long walks in the woods, swimming in fresh water, rabbits, dogs and horses — which I mostly look at on pinterest. 

That is because I really spend my free time working odd jobs to pay off my student loans and save for a master’s degree. If you have any interesting contract work — do let me know. I write, edit and translate grants and other fundraising or advocacy content on a ad hoc basis.