Ian O’Connor recently earned his Master’s Degree in International Relations of the Middle East with Arabic at the University of Edinburgh. His undergraduate degree is from Marymount Manhattan in International Studies. He has worked as a translator at the Thistle Foundation and as an intern at the Unitarian Universalist UN office. He is interested in international development in the Middle East and a devoted student of Arabic. At HANDS, Ian manages the day-to-day operations of the office.