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

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Leena Al Baghdadi
General Manager
Randa Al Dabbas
Unit Head
Hiring & Training
Anwar Nassar
Participant Progress Manager
Salam Al Otti
Senior HR Officer
Nour Al Haha
Staff Support Manager
Nadeen Al Ajarmeh
Staff Support Manager
Lydia McGeorge
Customer Care Manager
Besan Hammouri
Customer Onboarding Specialist
Danya Al Atrash
Senior Nurturer
Onboarding and Training Supervisor
Isra'a Abu Saif
Senior Nurturer
Coordinator of Resource Development
Rawan Shakhatrah
Senior Nurturer
Resource Development Team
Abeer Dawood
Senior Nurturer
Resource Development Team
Amal Eriqat
Senior Nurturer
Resource Development Team
Ahlam Al Harrawi
Senior Nurturer
Resource Development Team
Basel Al Kiswani
Senior Nurturer
Resource Development Team
Muhammed Abu Salah
Senior Nurturer
Resource Development Team
Delaylah Abu Tahoon
Senior Nurturer
Resource Development Team
Doha Al Nsour
Senior Nurturer
Resource Development Team
Abdullah Al Faouri
Senior Nurturer
Hadeel Ka’abneh
Senior Nurturer
Lama Rashed
Senior Nurturer
Ghaida’a Al Helo
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
Eman Al Shwabkah
Nurturer
Shaima’a Al Shwaiki
Nurturer
Ghadeer Al Khaldi
Nurturer
Dania Jaber
Nurturer
Rawan Al Dabbas
Nurturer
Inas Nour
Nurturer
Marah Al Edwan
Nurturer
Hassan Khorma
Nurturer
Mohammad Bojeh
Nurturer
Aya Abu Al Hawa
Nurturer
Roa’a Ehemdan
Nurturer
Sarah Al Shoubaki
Nurturer
Fatin Al Baklizi
Nurturer
Osama Romiah
Nurturer
Yazan Al Debei
Nurturer
Shayma’a Abu Zaytoun
Nurturer
Yasmine Al Ghazzawi
Nurturer
Abeer Al Salaymeh
Nurturer
Enas Al Kilani
Nurturer
Haya Abu Karim
Nurturer
Areej Jouran
Nurturer
Abeer Dabbas
Nurturer
Roa'a Saleh
Nurturer
Yazan Al Adwan
Nurturer
Heba Muteirin
Nurturer
Laith Shawabkeh
Nurturer
Buthaina Al Kharabsheh
Nurturer