Rona Beresh is a joint MBA and MA in Global Affairs candidate at Yale. Rona moved to New Haven following several years based in Amman, Jordan. Most recently, she worked with USAID and Jordan’s private sector to pilot the first micro-franchising initiative in the country. Prior to that role, Rona oversaw a project to establish micro-enterprise incubators to support Syrian refugee and Jordanian women as they became business owners. She relocated to Jordan from New York City, where she held a corporate role at Momofuku, a celebrity-chef owned food company. Rona graduated from the University of Michigan in 2015 with a triple major in comparative literature, Arabic and Islamic studies, and Hebrew and Judaic cultural studies. Rona grew up between New York, Michigan, and Jerusalem.