Eden Fitsum

Merhawi was fortunate to connect again with Eden Fitsum, who agreed to be the foreign mentor for his research project. They had become acquainted through a non-governmental organization when Merhawi was a child in Mekelle City. Mrs. Fitsum is a lecturer in the Department of Journalism and Communications at Mekelle University. She has a bachelor of arts in foreign languages and literature and a master’s in journalism and communication. “Merhawi had everything figured out and was very enthusiastic,” she said. “I was just there to give comments on procedures and give an idea of where to go, who to ask, and what questions to ask.” She called being a foreign mentor “an interesting and great experience.”