Odelya was born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel, where she studied political science, communication and law. She was a Fulbright scholar from 2004-2007 at the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University, and earned a Masters in Conflict Transformation with a concentration in trauma healing and the arts. In 2010 she received a Masters from Lesley University in Expressive Therapies and Mental Health Counseling. From September 2010 she worked as a trauma therapist, trainer and facilitator for UNFPA in Lesotho, with victims of gender-based violence. Since Aug 2011, she has worked as a UN stress counselor and a critical incident stress counselor. Odelya is also a PhD student in Expressive Therapies at Lesley University. She has fourteen years of experience as a trainer, facilitator and a coach with individuals, couples and groups in the Middle East, Europe, United States and Africa.
- Alumni-in-Action: Danny Malec
- STAR at the grassroots: local transformation, national impact
- Trauma-Sensitive Development and Humanitarian Aid
- All Are Staying in the Holy Land: On Moving From Victimhood to Mutual Dignity
- A personal encounter with the legacy of slavery
- Babu Ayindo Barry Hart Brian Gumm Carl Stauffer David Brubaker Elaine Zook Barge Fulbright Scholar Harrisonburg Howard Zehr Jan Jenner John Paul Lederach Kenya Leymah Gbowee Lisa Schirch Mennonite Central Committee PhD PhD candidate restorative justice Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience Summer Peacebuilding Institute