TIMEP Staff

Micha Tobia

Micha Tobia is the Editorial Manager at TIMEP. Her areas of interests are Middle Eastern politics and history, culture, and storytelling. Micha is the co-founder and co-editor of Mashallah News, an online platform about the Arab world, Turkey, and Iran, which covers less...

Meroua Zouai

Meroua Zouai is the Legal Associate at TIMEP. She has dedicated her academic and professional career to pursuing accountability for human rights violations and increasing access to justice across MENA and West Africa by working with local and international NGOs....

Candace Hetchler

Candace is the Development Manager at TIMEP. She previously worked as an Egypt-based civil society strategist, fundraiser, and project manager, strengthening local organizations and initiatives throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and Caucasus regions. Candace holds a B.A. in International...

Audrey Bolus

Audrey Bolus is the Programs and Communications Associate at TIMEP. She holds an MA in Global Communications from The George Washington University and a BA in International Studies and French, with a minor in Arabic from the University of Alabama....

Ryan Walsh

Ryan is the Advocacy Assistant at TIMEP. Ryan is a graduate student at the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, pursuing a Master of Arts in international affairs with dual concentrations in U.S. foreign policy and Middle Eastern studies. Prior...

Hannah Paukstis

Hannah Paukstis

Hannah Paukstis is the Senior Operations Manager at TIMEP. Prior to joining TIMEP, Ms. Paukstis interned at Human Rights First, the National Security Archive, and the University of Washington Center for Human Rights. She holds a B.A. in international studies...

Mai El-Sadany

Mai El-Sadany is the Managing Director and Legal and Judicial Director at TIMEP. She is a human rights lawyer with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Mai's published work has appeared in outlets from The Washington...

Ramy Yaacoub

Ramy Yaacoub

Ramy Yaacoub is the founder and Executive Director of the Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy (TIMEP). Mr. Yaacoub is also the founder of the Maktabti audiobooks and podcast platform, in addition to being the former Chairman of iProductions and...