Beverly Ronses is a sophomore pursuing a double major in International Studies and Latin American and Spanish Studies, as well as a Spanish translation certificate. A native of Southern California, Beverly has a love for the ocean and keeps strong ties to her Mexican culture by visiting Mexico annually. Beverly began working for Arab Studies in Fall of 2011 and quickly developed an interest in the Arab world. She continues to explore the cultural similarities between the Arab World and her Mexican background.
James Scimecca is a sophomore majoring in Political Science and minoring in Economics. Hailing from New Jersey, James has taken a great interest in the relations and interactions between the United States and the rest of the world. Since coming to American University, his interest in foreign relations has grown, especially in regards to the Arab World. James is also a member of 'On A Sensual Note', the all-male acapella group at AU.
Shahad Nejaim is a sophomore majoring in International Business. She is from Mecca and Taif in Saudi Arabia and has also lived for 9 years in the coastal city of Jeddah. She has interned at Al-Sayida Khadija bint Khuwailid Center for Businesswomen in the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce; which works to remove the obstacles facing women in Saudi Arabian businesses. Her interest in Arab Studies is motivated by developing a critical eye to analyze both Arab Societies and the way in which the Arab World is studied abroad.