Jad is a 27 year old Arab medical student living in Israel in his final year of medical studies and from Haifa. He studies at the Technion. He comes from an unusual family background in that his home religion is Druze, a minority Arab culture within the Palestinian national culture and as he says, he grew up belonging to a minority within a minority within a minority. Jad is an articulate activist and has used his specialty of health to bridge the divide between young Arab and Israeli high school students in Haifa , using the mutual challenges in the field of health care.
He is also a team leader at the Center for Humanistic Education and a member of Global Changemakers. He attended Davos as a delegate of the British Council. He was a member of a specialist training team for pediatric medicine in Toronto which brought Israeli, Jordanian, Palestinian and Canadian health professionals to help create a network that will build cross border cooperation through sharing medical knowledge.
In the summer of 2011, Jad interned with Congressman John Dingell (D-Michigan)