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The Fellows

Jessica Abou Haydar

Jessica has pursued academic studies is in two fields: The first is in branding, graphic design and art direction. The second is in theology and spiritual direction.

While working closely with faith-based organizations, Jessica has volunteered for many years in several missionary groups to develop religious knowledge and activities in various Lebanese towns and villages. In 2010, along with a group of lay and consecrated people, Jessica has founded “Kalimat Hayat” (Word of Life). It is a faith community that prays and studies the word of God, and equips itself to teach and train young adults in Lebanon and the region.

Jessica has received three local and regional awards in the field of design and four national and international awards in the field of innovation and entrepreneurship. In addition to achieving multiple trainings in communication, conflict resolution and business management.

In the year 2018, Jessica participated in Adyan’s initiative on the role of media in promoting positive management of diversity. She participated in the forum of activists for religious responsibility. She has also created and launched an initiative that aims to train activists and micro-influencers on using social media platforms as a tool for positive influence and advocacy, in order to motivate the public opinion to embrace and respect diversity.