Nesren Mohamed abd el Mohsen Hefnawy, Fulbright Arabic Language Teaching Assistant, is teaching all three levels of Arabic: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. She’s originally from Cairo and graduated from Cairo University in 2011 with a degree in Egyptology from the Department of Archeology.
Although she is deeply interested in archeology, she found herself drawn to teaching English after graduation. With this passion as her guide, she worked at several companies as an English Instructor, New Horizons in Alexandria being her final stop before applying for a Fulbright.
In addition to her passion for teaching English, she loves running, swimming, yoga, and Zumba. She ran a half marathon with the Cairo Runners organization. Traveling, dogs, and spending leisure time in gardens and parks are other activities she relishes.
Her impression of Oberlin is that it has a lovely “vintage” feel, unlike other universities with which she is familiar. She finds Oberlin people friendly and supportive, and appreciates that she has the freedom to be herself and the respect from the community as a minority veiled woman.