Yvonne Cheng is a rising Sophomore in New York University majoring in International Relations and Journalism. Graduated from Raffles Institution in Singapore, she took a gap year before college to travel and to explore her wide interests in politics, entrepreneurship and arts. Yvonne believes in youth empowerment in making positive impacts to the society. And so she would like to transform her vision into action by starting as a summer intern in Friendship Ambassadors Foundation.
Busayo Ayeni is a graduate student of the College of Public and International Affairs studying Global Development and Peace with interest in International Development especially the integration of women, youth and other marginalized groups in the society. Busayo has experience working with the Democratic Governance for Development a project under the UNDP. She is a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha and Sigma Iota Rho Honor societies. Busayo hopes to one day start her own nonprofit organization that will focus on Civic education in Nigeria.
Lisa Alonso, originally from Guatemala City, is working on getting her degree in Communications and Media Production from John Brown University. She worked at the Resident Coordinator's Office at United Nations in Guatemala and since then has gotten more involved with international affairs. Lisa has a great interest for cultures and traveling.
Alex Wolmart, born and raised in New Jersey, is currently a rising junior at New York University (NYU) studying Media, Culture, and Communication. He has previously interned at Day Pitney Law Firm in New Jersey as well as NYC based market research firm Radius Global Market Research.
Louise Oelofse is an Undergraduate 'Master of Arts with Honors Economics and Accounting' student at the University of Edinburgh. Louise has an interest and keen involvement with finance, leadership, social welfare and, as a proud South African, a love for Africa. Louise has spent her time in positions ranging from a Finance Manager of the House Committee at her University in South Africa to being on the Organizing Committees of various events. Louise is a Logistics Intern at the Friendship Ambassador Foundation, working towards enjoying a successful 2016 Summer Youth Assembly at the United Nations.
Nauf Hijazi graduated from New England College with a Bachelors in Communications after spending three years of educational travel abroad. She went on to complete an internship at the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations in which she worked on successful projects aimed at improving cross-cultural relations between diverse nations and communities. Nauf now contributes her experience towards program development and identifying strategic partnership opportunities for Friendship Ambassadors Foundation.
Simran Nanwani is an International Student from India studying in the School of Arts and Science at the Rutgers University. Her intended major is Information Technology with a minor in Economics. She is most passionate about Goal 4 of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and her dream is to open an educational institution to provide high quality education to low income students in India.
Nicole Wroblewski currently attends Fairfield University, pursuing areas of study in International Relations and Humanitarian Action/Health Studies. Ms. Wroblewski worked directly with the native youth on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation and assisted them improve various social issues such as alcoholism and suicide. Her involvement with the Friendship Ambassadors Foundation began soon after she attended the annual Winter Youth Assembly. Nicole now works as one of the Youth Assembly's UN Mission Outreach Coordinator for FAF. She believes the 3rd SDG health and well being is vital in order to make a positive change in the world.
Kate Macy is a rising junior at the University of Connecticut, pursuing majors in both English and History. Kate was recently recognized as a New England Scholar and has been on the Dean’s List for all of her college career. This is Kate’s first time working for a nonprofit organization and she is thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of a program that encompasses her interests in international relationship building. She has a strong interest in empowering youth to raise their own awareness about global issues. At FAF she is involved in cultural exchange and performance tours and mission outreach coordination with the Youth Assembly of the United Nations.
Yves Pierre, originally from Haiti is a rising sophomore at Connecticut College majoring in International Relations and Economics. As an intern,Yves is greatly interested in the field of government and foreign affairs. He is always been intrigued observing how politicians tackle various issues and ultimately come to solutions. Previous years, he volunteered with a youth group named “Cap Jeunesse” in Quebec that enabled him to explore tourism sector.
Carla Alvarez-Valverde Originally from Ecuador, Carla graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in International Relations from Columbia University and is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in International Economic Policy at the Paris Institute of Political Studies. She has previously worked at the Embassy of Ecuador in the United States and the Auschwitz Institute for Peace. Carla has a passion for foreign affairs and believes that international collaboration is key for economic, social, and environmental sustainability. At FAF she collaborates with the Annual Youth Assembly and multicultural exchange projects.
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