Evelyn FarahEvelyn Farah, a communication sciences and disorders graduate student from Saylorsburg, Pa., was born Israel to Palestinian parents.

In Israel she earned her bachelor’s degree in English and Arabic and a certification in education at the David Yelling College of Education.

She was an English teacher at The Anglican Episcopal High School in Nazareth, Israel.

In 2008, Farah moved back to the U.S. with her husband and two children.

Her desire to continue learning and helping others led her to pursue a master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders.

During her time at ESU, Farah has been a mentor and enthusiastic leader to students in her cohort and those who are following in her path.

Being a mother and graduate student helped her explore new aspects of her own personality, such as patience, persistence, and tolerance, and realize that with work and dedication dreams could be fulfilled.