Amany Nasser is an Educational Technology Specialist at The Defense Language Institute in Monterey (DLIFLC), California. She holds a BS in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering and an MA in Education. As an Educational Technology Specialist, she is constantly exploring, developing, and providing training for creative and innovative applications of technology in education. She conducted Action research on effective technology integration in education. She runs a mentoring program, and mentors her faculty on topics relating to effective technology integration and differentiated instruction that supports equity, inclusiveness, and respects diverse student backgrounds and interests. She has shared her knowledge at multiple professional training events, such as ACTFL, CLTA, and CLTA Jamboree. She is a frequent contributor to DLIFLC Language Learning and Teaching Colloquium and other professional development areas. Prior to joining DLIFLC, she served in several non-profit organizations that support immigrant communities, including as the President of the Board of the Arab Cultural and Community Center in San Francisco and a founding board member of the Bay Area Arabic School in the San Francisco Bay Area. As an immigrant herself, she faced challenges relating to fairness and inclusiveness, and therefore became an inter-cultural competency advocate and conflict resolution trainer. Currently, as an educator in a very diverse learning community, her background in advocacy supports her commitment to promoting an equitable, fair, inclusive, and resilient learning community.

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