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Atlas Corps Alumni Around the World*

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*Atlas Corps Alumni include all Fellows who have successfully completed the Atlas Corps Fellowship.

USA USA
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Alumni Highlights

Alumni USA

Danielle Goldberg

USA, Class 3, Host: Give2Colombia

Danielle Goldberg is alumni representative on the Atlas Corps Board of Directors. Currently, Danielle is the Program Coordinator at the Peace-building and Human Rights Program at Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Human Rights. She was recognized in the 2012 "99 Under 33" international list recognizing the most influential foreign policy leaders under the age of 33 as announced by The Diplomatic Courier & Young Professionals in Foreign Policy.

Mexico Mexico
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Class #6: March 2011 Fellows

Blanca Peña, 29, Monterrey, Mexico (Host: CentroNia)
Daniela Tort, 27, Querétaro, Mexico (Host: Susan G. Komen for the Cure)


Class #5: September 2010 Fellows

Alejandro Bonilla,32, Jalisco, Mexico (Host: Service for Peace)
Katya Garcia, 28 , Nuevo Leon, Mexico (Host: U.S. Peace Corps)

*Atlas Corps Alumni include all Fellows who have successfully completed the Atlas Corps Fellowship.

Haiti Haiti
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Alumni Highlights

Alumni USA

Windy Previl

Haiti, Class 6, Host: American Jewish World Service

Windy Previl is the Coordinator of a Research Study Project that Washington University in St. Louis is conducting in Haiti along with numerous location nonprofit organizations. Windy was also selected by Meridian International to attend the Service Innovation Summit in Madrid, Spain, in March 2012.

Colombia Colombia
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Alumni Highlights

Alumni USA

Sergio Zuluaga

Colombia, Class 1, Host: Mobilize.org

Sergio was the first Atlas Corps Fellow ever selecteed. He served at Mobilize.org, created their communications strategy, and utilized that knowledge upon his return to Colombia to lead youth engagement activities during the 2009 presidential campaign. In March 2012, he was named the first Director of Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation for the President of Colombia - a new position that combines he technology expertise with his passion for civic engagement.

Brazil Brazil
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Alumni Highlights

Alumni Brazil

Katia Dantas

Brazil, Class 3, Host: International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children

Katia served at ICMEC and developed their first Latin American outreach. She then returned to Brazil to open their Latin American office. She now leads their first office in Latin America. In 2011, Katia was also recognized in the first cohort of professionals recognized in the "99 Under 33" international list recognizing the most influential foreign policy leaders under the age of 33 as announced by The Diplomatic Courier & Young Professionals in Foreign Policy.

Argentina Argentina Russia Russia
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Class #6: March 2011 Fellows

Anna Kolesnichenko, 25, St. Petersburg, Russia (Host: International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children)


*Atlas Corps Alumni include all Fellows who have successfully completed the Atlas Corps Fellowship.

South Korea South Korea
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Class #7: September 2012 Fellows

Kay Kim, 26, Seoul, Korea (Host: Service for Peace)
Belgium Belgium
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Class #4: March 2010 Fellows

Olivier Gaillard, 28, Brussels, Belgium (Host: Ashoka's Youth Venture)


*Atlas Corps Alumni include all Fellows who have successfully completed the Atlas Corps Fellowship.

Moldova Moldova Spain Spain
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Class #7: September 2012 Fellows

Demetrio Spinola Guirao, 26, Granada, Spain (Host: Habitat for Humanity)

Class #6: March 2011 Fellows

Consuelo Lobato, 28, Robledo de la Valduerna, León, Spain (Host: Fundación Social)

*Atlas Corps Alumni include all Fellows who have successfully completed the Atlas Corps Fellowship.

Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Philippines Philippines
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Class #7: September 2012 Fellows

Patrick Henry Asinero, 29, Davao City, Philippines (Host: International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children)


*Atlas Corps Alumni include all Fellows who have successfully completed the Atlas Corps Fellowship.

Turkey Turkey
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Class #5: September 2010 Fellows

Duygu Guven Soyer, 28, Ankara, Turkey (Host: HasNa)


*Atlas Corps Alumni include all Fellows who have successfully completed the Atlas Corps Fellowship.

Armenia Armenia Pakistan Pakistan
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Alumni Highlights

Alumni Pakistan

Shamila Keyani

Pakistan, Class 4, Host: International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children

Shamila Keyani works with Right To Play in Pakistan, an international nonprofit organization that aims to create healthier and safer environment for disadvantaged children and youth by harnassing the power of sports and play-based activities. The work puts her Atlas Corps and ICMEC experience into practice. She will also be working on a component called "Youth as A Leader (YAL)" program, which aims to empower youth through micro-funds for community-based project.

India India
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Alumni Highlights

Alumni India

Sudeshna Mukherjee

India, Class 6, Host: Global Giving

Sudeshna recently accepted a position with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Her role includes working with emerging economies in India as well as Brazil, Turkey, Egypt among others. She credits Atlas Corps Fellowship as she says " Thank you Atlas Corps for pushing me out of my comfort zone. I would have never left India if not for this fellowship. I took risks, explored a side of my personality that I did not even know existed and overall, grew in confidence."

Egypt Egypt Yemen Yemen Sudan Sudan
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Class #7: September 2012 Fellows

Mohammed Seifeldin Abdalla, 26, Khartoum, Sudan (Host: Susan G. Komen for the Cure)

Class #11: January 2013 Fellows

Taha Sharif Mohamed, 30, Khartoum, Sudan (Host: Mobilize.org)

Taha Sharif has more than five years of experience working in the nonprofit sector. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Sciences and Technology in 2006 in Sudan. Taha also obtained Microsoft Certified System Administrator (MCSA) and Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certifications at the American University in Cairo (AUC). In 2007, Taha volunteered in various youth initiatives where he developed skills and training in leadership and program management in relation to youth rights, reproductive health, education, shelter, community development, and corporate social responsibility. Taha co-founded a nonprofit organization called I-Care in 2008. Through I-Care, he actively participated in projects focused on advocating for human rights and equal opportunities for children with disabilities, and youth development. In 2010, Taha volunteered to work as IT assistance for election monitoring at the Sudan Vote Monitor Website where he utilized his IT skills for the benefit of the community. This project was under Ushahidi, a nonprofit company, focused on elections monitoring in Africa. Taha also worked for Sudan Radio Service (SRS) in the Darfur region. SRS is a project of Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) an international NGO, with support from the United States State Department. In January 2012, Taha, with his colleagues, initiated a new nonprofit organization with the aim of raising awareness about the consequences of global warming in Sudan.

Host: Mobilize.org


*Atlas Corps Alumni include all Fellows who have successfully completed the Atlas Corps Fellowship.

Ethopia Ethiopia
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Class #6: March 2011 Fellows

Melat Tekletsadik, 31, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Host: Global Kids)


Class #5: September 2010 Fellows

Yonas Endalamaw Asfaw, 32, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Host: Population Action International)

*Atlas Corps Alumni include all Fellows who have successfully completed the Atlas Corps Fellowship.

Alumni Highlights

Alumni Ethiopia

Melat Tekletsadik

Ethiopia, Class 6, Host: Global Kids

Melat works at the Institute of International Education (IIE, HQ in NY ) in Addis Ababa at the Sub-Saharan African office. Her primary focus is the African Center of Excellence (ACE) that brings women-led organizations from East Africa, namely Ethiopia, Ruwanda, Kenya and Uganda, together for a leadership development program. This program is envisioned to further develop the collective leadership capability of organizations to help strengthen their programs in education, reproductive health and economic empowerment.

Kenya Kenya
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Class #7: September 2012 Fellows

Jane Wanjiku Kiiru, 29, Nairobi, Kenya (Host: InsideNGO)

Class #3: 2009 Fellows

Becky Gitonga, 32, Nairobi, Kenya (Host: Service For Peace)

*Atlas Corps Alumni include all Fellows who have successfully completed the Atlas Corps Fellowship.

Uganda Uganda
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Class #7: September 2012 Fellows

Eva Kemigisa Baguma, 33, Kampala, Uganda (Host: Ashoka)


Class #6: March 2011 Fellows

Becky (Rebecca) Nerima, 31, Kampala, Uganda (Host: CORE Group)


Class #5: September 2010 Fellows

Tom Balemesa, 33, Kampala, Uganda (Host: U.S. Peace Corps)


*Atlas Corps Alumni include all Fellows who have successfully completed the Atlas Corps Fellowship.

Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Nigeria Nigeria
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Alumni Highlights

Alumni Nigeria

Jennifer Ehidiamen

Nigeria, Class 3, Host: One World Youth Project

Jennifer was the first Atlas Corps Fellow from Nigeria. She inspired a movement in her own country as in only three years we have engaged 10 Nigerian Fellows. Jennifer is now a Certified Trainer at the Global Press Institute (GPI) - an award-winning social venture that uses journalism as a development tool to educate, employ, and empower women in the developing world to produce high-quality local news coverage that elevates global awareness and ignites social change. Jennifer started as a Reporter for GPI and participated in the World Press Freedom Day conference in Washington, DC, in 2011 as a panelist on the session "Digital Natives: The New Media Generation." A published poet, Jennifer is a prolific writer in hard copy as well as on the social media sphere. You can enjoy a reading of Jennifer's work during an Atlas Corps event held while she attended the World Press Freedom Day in Washington, DC, in 2011: A reading of Preserve My Saltiness

Ghana Ghana
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Class #6: March 2011 Fellows

Yaw Adu-Gyamfi, 30, Kumasi, Ghana (Host: CentroNia)


*Atlas Corps Alumni include all Fellows who have successfully completed the Atlas Corps Fellowship.

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