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Cheryl Sukhtian

Cheryl Sukhtian

Sector : Public Figures, Public Figures

Personal Info

  • Country of residence: United States
  • Gender: Female
  • Born in: 1953
  • Age: 62
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Cheryl Sukhtian was born in Detroit, Michigan. She received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Houston in 1970. In 1971 she moved to Nablus, Palestine where she lived with her family until 1978 when they relocated to Amman, Jordan. Her experiences during this time informed and influenced her interests in the Middle East and specifically, the Palestine/Israel conflict.


In 2003, she graduated from the George Washington University School of Education and Human Development with an M.A. in Community Counseling where she was awarded the Clemmont E. Vontress Cross Cultural Counseling Award for outstanding scholarship, achievement and dedication to the promotion of cross-cultural understanding, social justice, and racial harmony. She has served for many years on the Board of Directors of the Al Hussein Society for the Habilitation and Rehabilitation of the Physically Challenged in Amman and is currently working to establish a professional counseling center at that institution.

Cheryl resides between Amman, Jordan and Washington, DC.


Achievements and Awards

She co-founded, in Amman, Jordan, the first ever chapter of the National Association of Arab-Americans outside of the United States in 1983. Over the period of the next few years the group put together a booklet? It Happened to Us? describing experiences under Israeli occupation, met in Amman with visiting congressional delegations, and contributed to the local English language newspaper commentary about life under occupation.

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