Karolyn Benger is a non-profit professional, scholar, public speaker, author, advocate for Jewish causes, and a fighter for social Justice. She is a graduate of Emory University, with a degree in Political Science and a specialization in the Middle East. She has taught courses in Comparative Politics, Political Islam, and Politics of the Middle East at Emory University, Georgia Tech, and Emerson College. Ms. Benger is a published author of both academic and non-academic works. Her academic research focuses on political oppositional groups in Egypt under Mubarak and her non-academic publications can be found with Kveller, North Shore Children and Families, and Binah. She regularly speaks on Democratization in the Middle East, Women in Islam, and Islamist organizations. Ms. Benger has volunteered with various organizations, such as Yad Chessed, Phoenix Hebrew Academy, and Temima High School.