Yui Nakama surrounded by world flags, holding Japanese flag
March 12, 2024

Yui Nakama, Okinawa Global Leadership Program alumna, is a Ph.D. candidate in Public Policy and Public Administration at the George Washington University under the Fulbright scholarship. Her research focuses on Space Safety, Security and Sustainability Policy, drawing upon her background in Economics and International Politics gained at the University of Tokyo, Japan

In January 2024, she started a new job as an assistant for the Summit for Space Sustainability at Secure World Foundation in D.C.

Yui is also a Global Fellow at European Space Policy Institute in Vienna, a Senior Consultant at Euroconsult, and a Space Business Specialist at Green Carbon Inc. in Tokyo.

April 26, 2023
Antonio Bakhos, a 2021 MEPI Alumni, is empowering individuals to take control of their finances through his startup "Finance Hub". With his expertise and cutting-edge technology, Finance Hub is revolutionizing financial management and setting a new standard for informed decision-making.
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April 17, 2023
Wasim (31) is a serial entrepreneur and business leader who has made a global impact in multiple industries at a young age. Wasim is a computer engineer and also a lawyer specializing in cyber-security. He is the Founder of Loop, an impact-driven Hi-tech organization that is designed to provide 20,000+ youth and young talents, access to computer science, coding education, and tech incubators. Wasim presented Loop at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford in 2016 among other international forums and will lead a Loop delegation to the U.S. on request from interested U.S. organizations to share their model and explore future cooperation. In addition, he is the Co-Founder of Altooro, a start-up, that features an Artificial Intelligence-based talent prediction and evaluation platform that secured $2.5 million in venture capital funding last year. Wasim was selected by TheMarker, a leading Israeli news and opinion publication, as one of Israel’s most promising young professionals in 2022. He also participated in the USA Pavilion at Expo 2020 Fellows Program in Dubai. He is an alumnus of the Department of State Middle East Partnership Initiative Student Leaders Program at Montana State University in 2015.
Nora, a Student Leaders Program alumnus, proudly poses for the article about her business, Shine Space.
July 2, 2020
Nora Chaynane, a Student Leaders Program alumnus of 2019, has successfully formed the business she had envisioned at the start of the program. It is called "Shine Space," and its aim is to give students the personal and professional skills they need to prepare for the career realm.
November 20, 2018
Hasan Al-Mahmud, an alumnus of the Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) program at Montana State University, wrote an op-ed about his experience on Asian Age Online.
September 25, 2018
Jelena Grigorjeva has taken spelling bees to a new level in Lithuania, using the event to promote inclusion and mutual understanding between different cultures. Grigorjeva is an alumna of the TEA program at Montana State University.
August 23, 2018
Montana State University and two EducationUSA alumni were highlighted on the U.S. Department of State official blog. 
May 16, 2018
EducationUSA alumni Milton Mondlane and Ivan Camps Abad have recently received full-tuition scholarships to the University of Bridgeport and the University of Pennsylvania.
Jan 12, 2018
Norhan Bader wins Gates Foundation's "120 Under 40: A New Generation of Family Planning Leaders" in September 2017. Norhan is a 2010 alumna of the Students Leaders Program at Montana State University.
Jan 4, 2018
In a blog post on One Young World, Mohammed Gaber spoke about his experiences with the Yemeni conflict. Mohammed is a 2009 alumnus of the Student Leaders Program at Montana State University.
Jan 2, 2018
Ftoon AlThaedi showcased her artwork and spoke about her experiences as an artist on Saudi national TV in January. Ftoon participated in the Student Leaders Program at Montana State University in 2017.
Dec 28, 2017

Mohamed Dhaouafi is the founder of CURE, a startup that develops affordable 3D printed prosthetic hands for amputees. CURE was recently recognized by Wamda as one of four startups reshaping Maghreb healthcare.

Nov 28, 2017

How can the EU and NATO support civil society organizations across the Middle East and North Africa? Anas Talalqa joins Friends of Europe to discuss the inclusion of civil society organizations in the policy-making process.

Feb 7, 2017

Wasim Abu Salem, 26, delivered a speech on why traditional education limits our minds at the One Young World Summit in February. Wasim participated in the U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) program at MSU in 2015.

Oct 4, 2016
AbdelQader Zalkha, 24, from Aleppo, Syria, was featured on France24 to discuss the latest developments in Aleppo. AbdelQader participated in the Student Leaders Program at MSU in 2015.

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