Meet the Team

We are a language exchange, education, and women’s empowerment organization run out of the Hopes Women’s Centre in the Gaza Refugee Camp in Jerash, Jordan. We are dedicated to serving the women in the camp and empowering them through language-learning, community, and professional development.


Amna Abo Zuhair is the in-country Co-Director.  She makes sure that meetings between partners happen smoothly, helps run the English classes that are hosted through the Center, and coordinates Banaat Connect language session programming from our center.

Miranda Beggin is a Co-Director based in Boston.  She manages and oversees finances.

Lilly Crown is a Co-Director based in Amman. She oversees Banaat Connect operations. 

Nina Angeles is the Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant based in Boston. She assists Banaat Connect staff by the outcomes of our programming as they compare to the objectives and goals of our organization.

Peyton Ruble is the remote Program Manager based in Richmond. She oversees Banaat Connect programming and also assists with development. 

Fullah – Bio to come