Ann Ashworth recently moved to St. Augustine following 17 years of working overseas on projects contributing to long term social change in the Middle East and Gulf Region at a time of exceptionally fast-paced development. In particular, programs focused on national level strategies to meet socioeconomic deficits contributing to religious radicalization and civil unrest at a time of increasing incidences of terrorism, human rights initiatives, access to education for women, and relationship building through education and training across both public and private sectors. Ann has a nuanced understanding of world religions, Islam in particular, gender roles, cultural sensitivity, conflict, and religious, political, and socioeconomic issues. Ann holds a BA in Intercultural Relations from Carroll University, an MA in Human Rights and Global Ethics from the University of Leicester, with additional Masters Certificates in Education from the University of Worcester, and Masters Diplomas in Linguistics and Project Management from the University of Cambridge. Ann has lived and worked in Cyprus, the UK, Spain, Egypt, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates, supported projects in Gaza, Yemen, and Baghdad, and travels extensively for work and pleasure.