Eva first joined Seeds of Peace as a counselor at its Camp in 2000. In 2001, she joined the full-time staff as part of the development team. In 2004, she began liaising between the programming and development departments in order to research, design, and implement new programs, including Seeds of Peace’s Beyond Borders program that brought together young people and educators from the United States and the Middle East.
From 2006 to 2007, Eva worked out of the Seeds of Peace Tel Aviv and Ramallah offices as the Director of Multinational Programs, orchestrating programs that brought together Seeds in the Middle East. After two years directing program development for Empower Peace, a nonprofit dedicated to bridging cultural and communication divides between youth worldwide, Eva returned to Seeds of Peace in 2009 and currently works out of Boston, overseeing the organization’s global programming and strategy.
Eva’s regular travel to the Middle East and South Asia, and continued time spent at Camp, is a constant reminder of the value, need, and potential of Seeds of Peace alumni. Over the past decade, she has had the pleasure of watching her campers become kind, courageous, responsible adults even as her own responsibilities at Seeds of Peace have grown and evolved. Eva deeply believes in the transformative power of the Seeds of Peace experience as a necessary component of any political process that brings about true safety and peace.
She is a graduate of Tufts University, where she majored in Child Development and Communications, and Columbia University, where she received an MA in International Educational Development with a focus on International Humanitarian Issues in the Middle East and Africa.
Eva was recognized as one of 25 “change-makers” in the best-selling Japanese book Change-Makers: Social Venture Specialists Changing the World by Nana Watanabe and was featured in a full-length profile in the Japanese edition of Le Figaro as an upcoming leader and change-maker.
“I love the first day of Camp, when I see hundreds of teenagers get off the buses and start a journey that I know will affect them for the rest of their lives.”