Nadine Tassabehji

Born and raised in a multicultural environment, Nadine has lived in Jeddah and the United Kingdom. After returning home to Beirut for her higher education, she graduated from the American University of Beirut (AUB) with a Bachelor in Nutrition and Dietetics in 2001. After her graduation, she decided to continue her education in the USA. She received her MS and PhD in Nutrition from the Florida State University in 2003 and 2006, respectively.

Since then Nadine has taught and given lectures at numerous institutions both in the US and in Lebanon. She was an adjunct professor at her Alma Matter (AUB) as well as local colleges such as Roxbury Community College in the Boston Area. She has received numerous fellowships and awards including: Gerber Foundation Fellowship and the College of Human Sciences dissertation research grant.

Nadine’s experience includes clinical and laboratory research work. In addition to her academic life, Nadine has a strong commitment to community work. At AUB, she was the founder of the social care club. At Florida State, she was a member of the Arab Student Association and a tutor for the athletes at the Athletics Department. Nadine has being enjoying living in Boston for the past 9 years with her husband and their three children. Nadine is an active member at the local schools, the PTO, and the annual Voyage en Francophonie. As a board member for Center for Arabic Culture, Nadine hopes to foster a rich community that teaches Arabic and provides better understanding of Arabic culture for both Arabic and non-Arabic speakers.