Reema AbuShaheen
Palestine Operations Officer

Reema AbuShaheen is a Business Development Manager with a solid background in management, fundraising and strategic planning. She worked as part of a global team at Microsoft as a technology evangelist. She was awarded both the Marketing Best Practices Award and Project Execution Best Practice Award over Microsoft Middle East, Africa and Europe. Reema holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Technology and a Masters in Strategic Planning and Fundraising (Honors). Reema joined AVPE in April 2017 as the Palestine Operations Officer.

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Layla A. Kaiksow
America Operations Officer

Layla A. Kaiksow was raised in Madison, WI and recently returned to the United States after living abroad for 12 years in Palestine. Layla is currently based in Houston, Texas with her husband and two children. She has extensive experience working in fair trade and is a World Fair Trade Organization certified Fair Trade Auditor. She holds a Master degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) in International Economic Development. Her professional experience consists of work in various fields of international development, including fair trade, agriculture, women, children, and media. Layla joined AVPE in April of 2018 serving as the America Operations Officer.   

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