Yasmeen Abu Fraiha
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2022
Yasmeen is a young doctor specializing in internal medicine, currently acting as the executive director of Rodaina. She founded this NGO, which aims to prevent genetic diseases in the Middle East, especially in the Bedouin community, by promoting premarital genetic testing and matching. She also serves on the boards of directors of Project Wadi Attir, Yanabia, the Tamar Center, and AJEEC-NISPED, all social projects and NGOs aiming to improve Bedouin lives in Israel. She has won several awards, including the 2007 Ramon Award for quality, leadership, and excellence and the 2015 Travel Grant Award for outstanding young investigators at the 38th European Cystic Fibrosis Society conference, and she was also chosen for the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Yasmeen holds a BSc in medical science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an MD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.