Esraa Mahadin’s love for work in public service started when she studied law in Syria, where she was led the student union at Damascus University. When she went back to her home in Karak, Jordan, she noticed that the small city lacked opportunities that the capital city of Amman offered. Esraa began working with local and international organizations to strengthen civic engagement. She became the Executive Manager of Al-Hayat Center for Civil Society Development (Al-Karak Branch), and Head of Board at the Jordanian Women Union (Al-Karak Branch).
However, work was not always easy for Esraa, who is currently the Youth Program Coordinator at the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in Jordan. “It was difficult for a young girl in a conservative society to find a place. There were