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“Qasatna” means “our stories” in Arabic. NYU Abu Dhabi is just one chapter in the vibrant and incredible stories of our NYUAD alumni. Read more to learn what our alumni are doing today.
Olivia Bergen shares her experience of hiking the 3,500 km Appalachian trail and what she discovered along the way.
Works as a program officer at a UK-based charity called Mosaik Education, helping refugee youth in Lebanon and Jordan access higher education.
As a computer scientist, it’s important to be open to myriad possibilities because computer scientists are needed everywhere, even banking.
Shifted her focus from machine design to machine learning and landed at Microsoft.
At graduate school, Daria Zahaleanu's school project scaled quickly to become a startup on high quality, sustainable fish feed.
Part analytical and part artistic, Gracious Nyamupachitu is an all-around trend-spotter for one of the world’s biggest creative companies.
Milica has a full-time job as a behavioral therapist at one of Abu Dhabi’s top special education centers.
Alejandra saw an opportunity and took a chance, starting up her own creative business in her home country of El Salvador.
A Fulbright Scholar, pursuing his masters at the University of Pittsburgh at the Graduate school of Public and International Affairs.
Pursuing a Masters in Education in digital and social change at the University of Oxford.
Carving new paths to reach your goals and landing a position at the Abu Dhabi Film Commission (ADFC) as a business development officer.
Discovered his master's program through a professor he met during his study away semester in New York.
In a world that’s gone full digital, Symone Gamble is finding X-citing ways to bring people together.
Delos Reyes is a Communications Executive at Alserkal, a role that allows her to merge her talent in communicating and passion for developing arts and culture.
Hoon is currently studying at Yale School of Management as a Silver Scholar.
From self-doubt to a junior analyst job at McKinsey.
Seyed is pursuing a Master of Laws at University College London.
Simran started with a gap year and ended at Oxford University.
Sometimes the best way to improve a city is to dive right in.
In the years ahead, Osmandzikovic believes that her work, and the work of researchers like her, will help power the UAE’s continued upward trajectory.
“I’m a big believer in the idea that your biggest growth does not come from your teachers, but from the people you go through experiences with."
Purdue University PhD engineer Isaiah Mwamba studies how we get around today in order to predict and prepare for the future.
In her role with the UNICEF Makani Program, Ghena has helped deliver thousands of educational tablets to vulnerable children in Jordan
The best part about pursuing a career in humanitarianism is working with people who care about the same issues you do, as much as you do.
An NYUAD exclusive on Cristobal's most significant project — an online collaboration with world-famous artists that’s been two years in the making.
Thinh Tran has always been fascinated with solving puzzles so it’s no surprise she’s conducting cancer data research at the prestigious Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
After a disappointing start to grad studies in Paris, Ahmed is back on his feet at a new school more suited to his talents and career goals.
Andrés is now a Teach for America (TFA) corps member in an underserved area in Louisiana, United States to pursue his dream of becoming an educator.
An Erasmus Mundus scholar in Sustainable Catalysis.
Joining the prestigious Princeton in Africa at the international infrastructure project development company, eleQtra, based in Kampala, Uganda.
Researching the social and emotional skills of students at the Young Associates Programme at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris.
I actually really enjoy being a journalist!
Christopher Luwanga is a space physics PhD candidate at Nanyang Technological University.
Being part of CoronaNet is such a powerful experience for me.
As the head of transit for a small city in Ecuador, Roberto Lescrauwaet talks about the chaos caused by COVID-19.
Shivani currently pursuing an MSc in South Asian Studies at Oxford University and working as an apprentice at the BBC Global News.
Chief Operating Officer of a hugely successful healthcare app.
Chin Loy is now working as a data analyst in a leading bank in Jamaica — his home country — while exploring postgraduate degrees.
Leyva understood early on that he wanted to stay in the UAE.
Educating people about the threats of water pollution.
“There were so many things I was trying to learn about my culture, my religion, and who I am as a person.”
"Reading about a place is very different from visiting the place and seeing it with your own eyes.”
Deferred his law studies at Harvard, to study in Beijing for a year as a Schwarzman Scholar.
Remaining proactive during the pandemic landed an exciting remote position as a software engineer at Twitter.
Find out why Ming Hu earned a spot on a list of Dubai’s most influential women in tech.
Sam opens up about going through a “difficult period” after NYUAD and why he wants other alumni to know about it.
From a social media post to a PhD at Harvard.
Stopping and breathing, in a gap year for health and art.
Working at a nonprofit doing outreach on solar energy across Indiana.
Part of the team at NYU Abu Dhabi creating events that bring the community together through cultural and educational programming.
Azzam is taking time off to connect with family and friends, reflect on his accomplishments at NYU Abu Dhabi, and pursue his passion — music.
Amal s currently undergoing her graduate studies in literature and modernity at the University of Edinburgh.
What it’s like to be the dean of an inner-city American high school during COVID-19.
Althehli is living and working as a freelance artist in her home city, Abu Dhabi.
One of three researchers collecting data on government responses and policies related to countering COVID-19 in March.
Currently studying at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC, Luke Tyburski got his first taste of diplomacy as a student at NYU Abu Dhabi.
Even well-meaning projects can have a rocky start.
"NYUAD made me look at the world from a more critical perspective, which motivated me to make better decisions"
To Lamees Al Makkawi, culture is the architecture of urban greatness.
From NYUAD to Google: Class of 2020 alumnus Daniel Watson secures a place in the competitive AI Residency Program.
"I identify myself as a globally minded person and NYUAD made me even more connected with people from all over.”
"I was getting a job offer with a major developer in Dubai but I decided to return to Nepal and give back to my community."