Founder’s Story

Erin Reyes and Jennifer Killpack founded Shababeek in 2013 as a center where foreigners could interact with Arabs in a transformative space.

Knowing themselves how challenging learning Arabic can be, they built linguistic and cultural resources, alongside local staff, in order to ease the transition to life in the Arab world and to counter the way mainstream media has misrepresented the Middle East and its beautiful people.

Today Shababeek now employs 80% women, developing and empowering leaders from within the local community.

With a combined 29 years of experience living in cross-cultural settings, together they seek to help others thrive while facing the challenges of overseas living.

Our Team

You are the author of your story. We’re here to help you find the words.

Leena Al Baghdadi
General Manager
Randa Al Dabbas
Unit Head
Hiring & Training
Anwar Nassar
Participant Progress Manager
Nour Al Haha
Staff Support Manager
Nadeen Al Ajarmeh
Staff Support Manager
Danya Al Atrash
Staff Support Manager
Lydia McGeorge
Customer Care Manager
Besan Hammouri
Coordinator of Onboarding and Customer Care
Isra'a Abu Saif
Coordinator of Resource Development
Rawan Shakhatrah
Senior Developer
Resource Team
Creative Thinking Support Specialist

Outstanding Service Award 2019

Doha Al Nsour
Senior Developer
Resource Team
Talent Recruitment Specialist
Abeer Dawood
Senior Nurturer
Resource Development Team
Ahlam Al Harrawi
Senior Nurturer
Resource Development Team
Delaylah Abu Tahoon
Senior Nurturer
Resource Development Team

Outstanding Service Award 2020

Abdullah Al Faouri
Senior Nurturer
Balqees Obeid
Senior Nurturer
Rama Al Tarawneh
Senior Nurturer
Shatha Al Asmar
Senior Nurturer
Malak Al Jayyousi
Senior Nurturer
Mohammad Taym
Senior Nurturer
Isra’a Zayed
Senior Nurturer
Abdullah Khreisat
Senior Nurturer

Outstanding Service Award 2021

Dania Jaber
Senior Nurturer
Rawan Al Dabbas
Senior Nurturer
Hassan Khorma
Senior Nurturer
Aya Abu Al Hawa
Senior Nurturer
Ghadeer Al Khaldi
Nurturer
Shaima’a Al Shwaiki
Nurturer
Roa’a Ehemdan
Nurturer
Sarah Al Shoubaki
Nurturer
Fatin Al Baklizi
Nurturer
Osama Romiah
Nurturer
Yazan Al Debei
Nurturer
Yasmine Al Ghazzawi
Nurturer
Abeer Al Salaymeh
Nurturer
Enas Al Kilani
Nurturer
Areej Jouran
Nurturer
Roa'a Saleh
Nurturer
Yazan Al Adwan
Nurturer
Heba Muteirin
Nurturer
Bashar Al Qutamy
Nurturer
Noor Abu Khamseh
Nurturer
Sarah Amerah
Nurturer
Thaer Alshaikh
Nurturer
Batoul Alazzeh
Nurturer
Bushra Al-Qannas
Nurturer
Akram Al Arande
Nurturer
Moataz Al-Hiyari
Nurturer
Rahaf Ramadan
Nurturer