Posted on October 30, 2013 in Arab American Institute

Egyptian Fellows

Ahmed Nagy AhmedAhmed Nagy Ahmed, Senior E-Business & IS Security, ARTOC Group for Investment and Development

Ahmed Ahmed works in E-Business and IS Security at ARTOC Group, one of the biggest investment holding conglomerates in the Middle East. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology from Cairo University, and an MBA from ESLSCA. Besides being a member of The Egyptian Society of Technical Analysts (ESTA), he has received CFTe Certificate from the International Federation of Technical Analysts.
Noha EidNoha Eid, Creative Graphic Designer, Al Masry Al Youm newspaper

Noha Eid studied architecture at Alexandria University and currently works as a creative graphic designer at Al Masry Al Youm, one of Egypt's largest newspapers. She also serves as the art director at TEDxAlexandriaU and is an independent jewelry designer. In addition, Noha is involved in a number of initiatives to promote Egyptian civil society.
Ahmed ElhabibiAhmed Elhabibi, 3D Artist, Opantish

Ahmed Elhabibi is an Egyptian artist working as a freelancer in the world of 3D modeling. After obtaining his Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from the El Shorouk Academy in Egypt, Ahmed spent three years as a reserve officer in the Egyptian military. While in the army, Ahmed honed his skills in digital painting and 3D modeling. An aspiring creative director, Ahmed is also an avid comic book reader and has begun work on his own comic book series, "The Wings of Thebes."
Moataz ElSayedMoataz El Sayed Hussein El Sayed Sr., Corporate Lawyer, Damac Properties

Moataz El Sayed is a senior corporate lawyer with a regional real-estate company in the Middle East, as well as a social activist. He has founded several community and youth development initiatives in Egypt, focusing on promoting sustainable development in Egyptian community by investing in the country's youth. He obtained his LL.M degree in International Business Law from Indiana University.
Mariam IbrahimMariam Ibrahim, Graphic Designer, FP7/CAI

Mariam Ibrahim works at FP7/CAI, a multinational advertising company, as a graphic designer and creative team member. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Marketing and Public Relations from Cairo University, and currently works as a freelance artist and illustrator.
Amr IsmaeliAmr Ismaeli, Youth Empowerment Program Coordinator, Model of EU

Amr Ismaeil works as the Youth Empowerment Program Coordinator at the
Academy for International Development, where he manages training and expands local NGO networks throughout Egypt. During the 2011 parliamentary elections, Amr served as a media researcher at the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies. He obtained a Diploma in Civil Society and Human Rights from Cairo University, and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Alexandria University, where he earned the Ideal Student Award.
Mohga MorsyMohga Morsy, Attorney at law, LL.M

Mohga Morsy received her LL.B from Cairo University and an LL.M degree in International and Comparative Commercial Law from Indiana University. A corporate coach assistant and business development officer for an international teambuilding company, Mohga has undertaken assessments for high-profile clients in Egypt, setting mission, vision and values for multinational corporate teams. She volunteers for an NPO focused on installing water supplies in poor Egyptian villages.
Mohammed MubarakMohammed Mubarak, Design Manager – Tenders Consulting

Mohammed Mubarak is an architect and design manager with Tenders Consulting. He holds a B.Sc. in Architectural Design and Urban Planning from Helwan University, and a Master's of Design from Cardiff School of Art and Design. In addition to architectural design, he has worked in interior, graphic, product, and exhibition design as well as design research, and has managed residential, commercial, hospitality and retail projects throughout the MENA region. Mohammed embraces a people-centered design approach based on his belief that design must serve sensory as well as material needs.
Heba SafwatHeba Safwat, Graphic Designer, FP7/CAI

Heba Safwat works at Fortune Promoseven Cairo (part of McCANN World Group) as a graphic designer, producing high-end creative work in both a design and concept capacity. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Helwan University, specializing in mosaic, stained glass, and collages. Heba furthered her advertising education afterwards by graduating from the Dubai Lynx Academy.
Reem SolimanReem Soliman, Art and Design teacher, House of English

Reem Soliman presented her first solo singing performance at the age of six. Singing, acting, media and performance have always been her passion. After participating in many workshops and performing on many stages, Reem chose to study architecture. She holds a B.S. in Architectural Design from Alexandria University, and works as a freelance architect as well as an art and design teacher.

American Fellows

Beth CartierBeth Cartier, Assistant Director, Council on Foreign Relations

Beth Cartier works with Forensic Technology Solutions at PwC. Previously, she was the assistant director of New York Meetings at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, where she had previously interned in the Women and Foreign Policy program. Prior to joining CFR, Beth worked with the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Striking Viking Story Pirates. She received an MA in Politics and International Relations from New York University, and a BA in theater from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Becca DotenBecca Doten, Chief of Staff, Office of City Councilmember Richard Alarcon

Los Angeles. In this capacity, she helps coordinate more than 150 volunteers who respond to traumatic events including homicides, traffic accidents, and other major incidents. She graduated from the Police Academy and serves as a Reserve Police Officer with the Los Angeles Police Department. She is a graduate of the USC School of Cinema-TV and holds a B.A. degree in Film Production.
Christina FallonChristina Fallon, Plans & Programs Analyst, Science Applications International Corp.

Christina Fallon is a defense policy analyst focusing on countering the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Prior to that, she served as a US naval officer working on security-related education and training. Christina graduated with a BS in English Literature from the United States Naval Academy, and earned her MA from Georgetown University, where she focused on the intersection of technology with world security issues.
Alex GoldmarkAlex Goldmark, Senior Producer, WNYC - New York Public Radio

Alex Goldmark is a journalist and public radio producer whose work on social enterprise, technology, sustainability, and transportation have appeared on NPR's Morning Edition, Marketplace, BBC World Service, and WNYC. As Senior Newsroom Producer at WNYC, Alex also edits the Transportation Nation reporting project, covering the environmental and social impacts of transportation and infrastructure policies. He is a Visiting Assistant Professor at CUNY's Graduate School of Journalism and co-founder of Longshot Radio. He earned a Master's Degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University.
Haroun HabibHaroun Habib, ASPH/CDC Global Health Fellow – Global Program Management

Haroun Habib works as a Global Health Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Zambia. Prior to joining CDC, Haroun worked as a Policy Support Officer in the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator at the U.S. Department of State, and as an analyst for a public health NGO. He has experience in a diverse range of health policy issues at the local, state, national, and global levels, including health disparities, minority health, and refugee health and human rights. Haroun earned an MPH with a concentration in International Health from Boston University.
Leslie LangLeslie Lang, Senior VP of Strategic Development, Microclinic International

Leslie Lang is the Senior Vice President of Strategic Development at MCI, a global health non-profit. Prior to joining MCI, Leslie was a John Gardner Fellow at the World Bank, coordinating access to finance initiatives in Africa, and also worked at the United Nations, the African Development Bank, and the Supreme Court of Rwanda. While in university, Leslie established a program providing social workers with volunteer interpreters to better serve the non-English-speaking community. Leslie earned a B.S. in Business Administration and B.A. in Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Daniel Lansberg-RodriguezDaniel Lansberg-Rodríguez, Fellow at the Comparative Constitutions Project

Daniel Lansberg-Rodríguez is a Fellow at the Comparative Constitutions Project, working on issues involving constitutional transitions and institutional design. A Venezuelan-American, Daniel writes a weekly column for El Universal, Venezuela's highest circulating independent newspaper, and is a regular contributor to His law and international affairs analyses have appeared in The New York Times/IHT, Financial Times, The New Republic, Foreign Policy, The Economist, and Radio Free Europe. Daniel holds a Master's Degree from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and a J.D. from the University of Chicago.
Veda PartaloVeda Partalo, Brand Strategy Director, Droga5 Advertising

Veda Partalo is a Brand Strategy Director with Droga5, a global advertising network recently recognized as one of the most innovating companies in the world. During her nine years as a strategist, Veda has developed campaigns for American Express, Porsche, Coca Cola, Puma, Hennessy and Cadillac. Her unique approach to advertising strategy has been profiled by Fast Company magazine, The Globe and Mail, among others. She received her BSB in Marketing from the University of Minnesota.
Dan SullivanDan Sullivan, Regional Representative, UN Association Steering Committee

Daniel Sullivan served as Aide to the Dean of the Massachusetts House of Representatives before joining the UN Association Steering Committee as Regional Representative. North American Representative to the Youth Advisory Board of UN-HABITAT, he is also a Truman National Security Project Partner, New Leaders Council Fellow, Clinton Global Initiative Volunteer, and American Delegate to Young Turkey/Young America. A graduate of Leadership for Change program at Boston College, Daniel received an ALB in Government from Harvard University Extension School and a Certificate in Health and Human Rights from Harvard School of Public Health.
Jeff WallsJeff Walls, Freelance Graphic Designer

Jeff Walls is a Portland, Oregon-based designer and artist. He majored in visual communications and illustration at the University of Michigan before moving to Chicago, where he worked as a web and graphic designer at the Art Institute of Chicago. Since 2011, he has worked as a freelance designer and art director for clients including Adidas and eMusic. Jeff is particularly interested in the continuing evolution of aesthetics and cultural signifiers in the digital age.
Morgan WilliamsMorgan Williams, Co-Founder & President/CEO, Biochar Solutions, Inc.

Morgan Williams is a member of the Environmental Systems Dynamics Laboratory at The University of California-Berkeley, where he is a Chancellors Fellow PhD researcher in Antheopedogenesis, the study of humans as a soil-forming factor. Prior to joining Berkeley, Morgan co-founded Biochar Solutions, where he developed technologies that convert sequestered carbon from the atmosphere into soil products for land restoration. He was recognized by Sir Richard Branson as 1 of 11 Global Pioneers in The Virgin Earth Challenge to reverse climate change by removing carbon from the air. Morgan's work is predicated on the idea that international collaboration in ecological/atmospheric restoration can strengthen ties between environmental and social justice movements.
Bes YoungBes Young, Mitchell Scholar, University of Ulster Belfast, School of Art & Design

Bessie Young is studying for her MFA in photography at the University of Ulster Belfast as a Mitchell Scholar. She strives to use the visual arts to document, understand, and advocate on behalf of the elderly in a cross-cultural context. From 2011-2012, Bessie was as a Henry Luce Scholar in Nishinomiya, Japan, photographing group homes for elderly Japanese living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. This work was a continuation of her honors thesis at Amherst College, where she photographed senior living facilities in Turkey, France, and the United States, for which she received summa cum laude honors.
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