Citizen to both Egypt and the United States of America, Cherine had the privilege of growing up on two sides of the planet. She has devoted her life to developing and facilitating holistic, transformative experiences that bring diverse individuals and communities together in authentic, purposeful exchange.
Currently, Cherine serves as Curriculum and Training Coordinator of Generation Waking Up. In tandem, she works as an independent consultant offering instructional design and facilitation to a broad client base. She specializes in diversity and intercultural capacity building, leadership development and community building. A sample of previous clients includes: American Medical Response; Art Corps, Challenge Day; Gap Inc; Goi Peace Foundation; Kaiser Permanente; Pachamama Alliance; UC Berkeley Isms Collaborative; Hult International Business School; Asylum Access, among others.
Prior to her work with Generation Waking Up, Cherine served as the Curriculum and Training Director of The Mosaic Project. In 2005, she was awarded the Rotary World Peace Fellowship, which funded her graduate work and provided her with the opportunity to support the International Bureau of Education-UNESCO in developing a handbook to support member states’ peace education initiatives.
Highlights of Cherine's past professional experience include working as a writer and journalist in Egypt and the US; serving as a senior trainer for Challenge Day, an innovative peace program featured on the Oprah Winfrey show and MTV; and sailing around the world as the Experiential Education Specialist on the transnational floating university, The Scholar Ship. She is also a notable public speaker and recently had the privilege to speak at a UN High Level Forum on The Culture of Peace.
Cherine received her Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Studies from UNC, Chapel Hill and her Master’s degree in Public Administration and Peace and Conflict Studies from ICU, the premier graduate school of diplomacy in Tokyo, Japan.
Amid this profound moment of planetary transition, we must share the emerging stories that speak to a sane and beloved future within our reach: a future rooted in connectedness - to self, each other and the planet. For in telling the stories, we amplify what is emerging and we amplify what is possible.