Jala Khateeb, 2007 Fellow, identifies as an Artivist, Environmentalist and Wholistic Practitioner. Using dance and photography as primary means of inspiring others, Jala has created opportunities to engage people in various artistic and organic mediums by connecting them to exciting and meaningful service projects. She has also worked with 5th and 8th graders as a Teaching Artist instructing ballroom dance for a social and emotional development program called Dancing Classrooms. She has also conducted Goddess Masala Dancing to awaken the divine feminine in women by fusing the traditions of her training in the Shaolin Arts, Tai Chi/Qi Gong, Bhangra, Latin and West African movement and rhythms. Her work as a photographer has also led her to document the lives of Muslim women in a project titled “Beyond the Veil” that explores the beauty and humanity of the people of Islam to counter the media’s muffled portrayal of the identity of Muslims. As a Social Entrepreneur, she has also done Strategic Planning, Environmental Planning, and Project Ingenuity for several charter schools, and has helped launch the Green Inspiration Academy charter school, a green school Initiative in the Cleveland area.