Exhibition Artist, Presentation

Jennifer MacDonald


Jennifer MacDonald is a teacher, mother, polyglot, award-winning filmmaker and world traveler. She had the inspiration to start Hadaya in the summer of 2014 on one of her annual trips to the Middle East, after spending several days with refugee kids in the Beka’a Valley gathering material to create the exhibit (DIS)PLACED: Life as a Tent City Refugee.


She currently teaches and lectures about the culture and history of the Middle East and has started the first basic Arabic program for High School students in the American South, with an emphasis on cross-cultural connection and discovery. She is the owner and primary baker at Habibi Baklava, enjoys cooking, kids and culture and still loves to play.