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Sara was born and raised in the Syrian Mediterranean city of Latakia, where she graduated from the English Literature department in Tishreen University. She started her teaching career early while pursuing her BA degree, and enjoyed twelve years in the education sector. Along her journey, in Turkey, she started volunteering as an interpreter in a Syrian refugee camp and dedicated her “Bridging” themed Tedx Talk to refugees separated from their families. After moving to Canada in 2018, she pursued her passion for languages by studying and starting a new path in interpretation and translation. Sara was inspired by her refugee journey and aspire to have a real impact on the refugee experience which is when she started volunteering with Jumpstart Refugee Talent and is proud to be part of the process of their meaningful employment. Her career and volunteering interest remain in interpretation and supporting non-profit organization, where she can make an impact on displaced people and newcomers to Canada.