Even though Jennifer was born and raised in Southern California, her Lebanese heritage is a large part of her life. She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC) in 2014 double majoring in Neuroscience and Psychology and in 2016 with a Masters in Applied Psychology with an emphasize in Group Dynamics and Leadership. She is aspiring for a career in the Human Resources department. Jennifer has been on the LCN National Board for three years as the Secretary and wholeheartedly believes in the LCN’s mission of connecting and developing Lebanese students and alumni across the nation and hopes to continue to be a key factor in making the LCN reach its full potential.
Amanda received her Bachelor’s in Health Sciences degree at Oakland University and continued her education at Wayne State University with a concentration in Pharmacy where she will hopefully pursue her Doctorate’s degree. In undergrad Amanda was an active member of LSA and have tried to maintain ties with LCN through the friends she met and the events they held. Amanda is fluent in Arabic and English. She held the position LCN Central Secretary during 2016-2017 year and feels that she is prepared to take on the role of LCN National Secretary. There is so much Amanda is willing to learn and she is hoping to be given that opportunity through LCN.
As a Southern California native, William attended UCLA where he received his undergraduate degree Biology. He went on to pursue his master’s degree from USC in Global Medicine and Healthcare Management. He is working on pursuing a career in the medical field.
William was an active member of both UCLA and USC’s ULCs, where he participated in the organization and development of club events. For the past year, he has served as the Treasurer for the LCN West Region.
As LCN West Treasurer this past year, William has assisted in hallmark regional events, fundraising and donation efforts, and building connections with LCN members and leaders across the nation. He hopes to take these experiences from his local LCN West Region to the National Board.
William enjoys being a part of the LCN family and Lebanese community where he has formed many friendships and meaningful memories.
Mia Chalhoub graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Classical Studies, and minors in Legal Studies & History and Bioethics respectively. She co-founded The Lebanese Club at Penn her freshman year. Mia was born and raised in Kentucky in a Lebanese household. She is currently a law student at Wake Forest University School of Law.
Charein Faraj is a recent graduate from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor with a degree in Environmental Science with a focus on Public Health. Over the years she has been a prominent member of the Lebanese community due to her 3 year executive service to the University of Michigan Lebanese Student Association and her internship at the Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce. She does her best to educate her non-Lebanese community members on Lebanese culture but also integrates her culture into her academic goals. She hopes to one day combine her passion for environmental health and Lebanon to better the Lebanese community on a global scale.
As a first-generation Lebanese American and an Ann Arbor native, Rachelle Mehdi fully embraced her Lebanese heritage when she moved to Lebanon in 2010 and lived there for three years, studying at the American University of Beirut. She transferred to the University of Michigan at the end of 2013 and double-majored in Sociology and International Studies. Upon graduating in December 2015, Rachelle worked at the U.S. Department of State for six months in Washington, D.C. and for three months at the U.S. Embassy in Rome, Italy respectively.
Rachelle is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. She ultimately hopes to pursue a career working on human rights and development issues within Arab communities, both in the United States and the Middle East/North Africa region.