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Nermin Soyalp, Ph.D., has collaborated with Armand Volkas in the HWH approach since 2012, where they organized HWH workshops with Germans and Jews, Turks, Kurds, and Armenians together. She is one of the co-creators of the Healing the Wounds of History certificate program. She has been facilitating peace-building workshops in the Bay Area and in Turkey since 2013.

Nermin grew up in Ankara, Turkey. After graduating from Hacettepe University (Ankara, Turkey) in Statistics, she moved to California. She received her MA in Organizational Psychology at John F. Kennedy University. In addition to working as a Curriculum Design and Development Consultant for Barnes & Conti leadership development firm in the Bay Area, CA, Nermin is a co-director for Healing the Wounds of History. 

Nermin has a Ph.D. from the Transformative Studies program, CIIS. Her thesis focuses on historical traumas and healing among the Armenian, Kurdish, and Turkish people of Anatolia. An adaptation of her thesis is being published by Sussex AcademicPress in January 2022.