Whenever Emily Koppelman ’13 travels in the Middle East people want to talk to her. And she wants the whole world to know what they say.
“It’s really difficult; it weighs on you a lot to hear these heart-wrenching stories of injustice and oppression—even the inspiring ones,” Koppelman says of the conversations she’s had on the streets, in homes, restaurants, and refugee encampments in Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and Palestine. That burden is the very reason she wants to be a voice for people who seem faintly heard in the West.
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