FLEXing Without Limits in Kyrgyzstan

Azat Toroev

Alumni Story
Founder, Social School
FLEX alumnus Azat Toroev makes certain that girls and persons with disabilities are not hindered by institutional and societal barriers in his home country of Kyrgyzstan.
Future Leaders Exchange South and Central AsiaKyrgyzstan
Hungarian Alumnus Conducts Life-Saving Cancer Research

A. Marcell Szasz

Alumni Story
MD/PhD, Pathologist
Since his exchange experience, Dr. Szasz utilized the knowledge and skills he gained to re-train all medical students working on breast cancer research in tissue and sample collection procedures to make the process more effective and less painful for patients.
Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program Western HemisphereUnited States
Finding Meaning on the Other Side of the World

Jennifer Donovan

Alumni Story
Director of News & Media Relations, University Marketing & Communications, Michigan Technical University
United States (Michigan)
After unexpectedly losing her husband of 28 years, Michigan Technical University Director of News & Media Relations Jennifer Donovan found a way to reinvent herself through participation in a Fulbright Specialist Program in communications, opening the door to explore a new part of the world "from the inside."
Fulbright Program East Asia and the PacificThailand
Feeding Tanzania and Growing the East African Agricultural Sector

Jacqueline Mkindi

Alumni Story
CEO, Tanzania Horticultural Association
As CEO of the Tanzania Horticultural Association, 2012 YALI Alumna Jacqueline Mkindi works to help increase farmers’ incomes, improve food security, boost nutrition, and to grow agricultural industry to create thousands of new pre- and post-harvest jobs.
Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Western HemisphereUnited States
Alumna Mentors and Finances Other Women Business Leaders in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Patricia Nzolantima

Alumni Story
Founder and Editor, International Working Lady Mag
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Alumna Patricia Nzolantima returned home after her exchange and started a micro finance program to help local entrepreneurs start medical supply stores.
Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Western HemisphereUnited States
In Zambia, Inspired by YALI to Promote Peace and Youth

Mundia Paul Hakoola

Alumni Story
Secretary General and Co-founder,Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) in Zambia
2010 YALI alumnus Mundia Paul Hakoola currently serves as the Secretary General and a Co-founder of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) in Zambia. This initiative is inspired by the YALI program and seeks to provide leadership opportunities to young Zambians.
Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders Western HemisphereUnited States


Alumna of the Month

Wan-ju “Karen” Yu


Karen Yu has always been a strong promoter of entrepreneurship, start-ups, and creating opportunities for small businesses.

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