Traveler Bio

Marhaba (Hello) and greetings from the West Bank! My name is Elizabeth, but you can call me Liz for short. I’m from sunny Miami, Florida, and am of a Cuban-American background. Last year, I graduated from the University of Florida with degrees in international studies and public relations, and a minor in Arabic languages and literature. This goes to show that I am a lover of languages and cultures, and that passion was sparked by a very special friend I met on an exchange program in high school. Now at 25 years old, I find myself living for 10 months in that very friend’s home country as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant!

I work with Palestinian students ranging from middle and high school age to college students to adults working in different human rights organizations in Jerusalem and Ramallah. In addition to teaching, I am passionate about sharing my Cuban-American culture and Latin roots through salsa dancing while also embracing the traditional Palestinian folk dance known as Dabke. Ultimately, I have loved every minute of my time living, learning and experiencing the rich culture of Palestine, and I am so excited to share my journey with you!