Maha Mehanna is from Gaza City, Palestine. She is a self-starter, professional freelance field researcher, and organizational consultant. She is also a professional English/Arabic translator and interpreter. She studied community development in Canada, and conflict transformation, restorative justice, and organizational leadership in the U.S., and worked for local and international non-profit and proprietary organizations in Gaza. Maha has long-time experience working with international donors that support Palestinian civil society.
Maha was awarded the prestigious Winston Fellowship to the Summer Peacebuilding Institute (SPI) of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding (CJP) at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) in 2016 where she pursued her graduate studies.
Maha is currently pursuing her Ph.D. degree in Peace and Conflict Studies in Canada