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Brookes Pennell joined Bethlehem University Foundation in 2022 and serves as the Digital Fundraising Officer. She received her master’s degree in Arts Management from American University in Washington, D.C. and enjoyed a successful career as a professional violinist. She has recently pivoted towards nonprofit work. Additionally, Brookes received degrees in Political Science and Violin Performance from the University of Montana. In 2017, she moved to Palestine to teach violin at the prestigious Edward Said National Conservatory of Music. Brookes is a dedicated advocate for Palestinian rights and continues to collaborate with today’s artists and cultural leaders in Palestine.