Thursday, July 2, 2009

Welcome Mayssa!

Hi. My name’s Mayssa Chehata, and I’ll be working with Emily at the American Corner here in Tunis. My parents are both from Tunisia, but my sister and I were born and raised in the US. We live in Falls Church, the suburbs of DC, and while the city is only five or ten minutes away, Falls Church is extremely boring. We do have the 11th largest mall in the country down the street though, which I love but my dad hates. I graduated in June from George Mason High School, and will be attending the College of William & Mary in the fall. I plan on majoring in International Relations and Economics. In high school, I played varsity soccer and basketball. We won the soccer state championship in 2008 and 2009, and this year, 2009, we beat our rivals in the finals for basketball (!), winning the state championship. I like working out, shopping, and hanging out with friends. I love Tunisia, and we come every summer for the food and the beach. I’m so excited to be working here at the American Corner!