She lived in central Turkey for five and a half years, spending the 2013-15 academic years as a Fulbright U.S. Student Program English Teaching Assistantship grantee in Kirikkale, Turkey.
The proud granddaughter of the late Maryse and Ramzy Mikhail, she serves on the steering committee for their Memorial Lecture Series at the University of Toledo. Tess is a member of the Middle East Studies Association and the Radius of Arab American Writers. She has held memberships in AAI’s National Policy Council as well as the American Anthropological Association, the American-Arab Anti Discrimination Committee (ADC), the Network of Arab American Professionals (NAAP), and the Fulbright Association, among others.
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