Whether you are a senior or early-career scientist, the ASM Ambassadors program offers you a platform to become a leader in advancing microbial sciences. ASM Country Ambassadors and ASM Young Ambassadors span 113 countries and connect with ASM members across the globe. They respond to the needs of their local scientific communities, build relationships with key institutions and facilitate partnerships.

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Country Ambassadors

Want a leadership role in ASM’s mission to promote and advance the microbial sciences? Represent ASM in your home country by becoming an ASM Country Ambassador. 

Country Ambassadors are senior scientists who support the advancement of microbiology in their home country by building relationships with key institutions and scientific societies and networking with local ASM members. There are currently 96 ASM Country Ambassadors all over the world.

Why Apply?
  • Opportunity to play a leadership role in ASM’s mission to promote and advance the microbial sciences worldwide.

  • Prestige of being an official ASM representative to microbiologists in your country.

  • Opportunity to network with other scientific leaders worldwide.


Eligibility Requirements
  • Current ASM membership. If you are not an ASM member, you can join or renew online.

  • A Ph.D., or equivalent terminal degree in a microbiology-related field, or a graduate degree and 10 years post-academic experience.

  • At least 3 microbiology-related papers in last 5 years.

  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in English.

  • At least 5 hours per month to commit to Ambassador activities.


Application Process

Applications for Country Ambassadors are currently being accepted. The application deadline is Oct. 15, 2022.

* View 2023 Country Ambassador Vacancies

Applications must include the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae.

  • ASM and non-ASM meetings regularly attended.

  • Membership in national, regional and international scientific societies.

  • Cover letter explaining interest in position, relevant skills and experience.

  • Action plan of proposed activities for the calendar year. 

  • Letter of recommendation from an ASM member. 

    Submit Application

Questions? Contact: international@asmusa.org  

Young Ambassadors

Further your science and career with ASM! ASM Young Ambassadors are dynamic early-career leaders who represent ASM in their local scientific communities, facilitating networking, professional development and collaboration to strengthen science globally. This prestigious volunteer position is open to students and early-career scientists in the United States, and around the world, who are interested in working with ASM.

Why Apply?
  • Work with the other ASM Young Ambassadors of Science around the globe to promote and advance the microbial sciences (and make great friends too)!

  • Promote networking and collaboration within your local science community.

  • Advance collaboration between ASM and local universities.

  • Address the needs of young scientists utilizing ASM resources.

  • Instill a passion for science in the next generation.

  • Be an official ASM representative.


Eligibility Requirements

Application Process

Applications for Country Ambassadors are currently being accepted. The application deadline is Oct. 15, 2022.

* View 2023 Young Ambassador Vacancies

Applications must include the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae.

  • ASM and non-ASM meetings regularly attended.

  • Membership in national, regional and international scientific societies.

  • Cover letter explaining interest in position, relevant skills and experience.

  • Action plan of proposed activities in the Young Ambassador role.

  • Letter of recommendation from an ASM member. 

    Submit Application

Questions? Contact: international@asmusa.org  


Where We Work

ASM Country Ambassadors and ASM Young Ambassadors span 113 countries and connect with ASM members across the globe. Contact your local Ambassador to find out more about what ASM is doing in your community.

Map of the world showing where ASM has Ambassadors. See information below for details.

Country Ambassadors

Africa

Victorien Dougnon
Polytechnic School of Abomey-Calavi,
University of Abomey-Calavi
Abomey-Calavi, Benin
victorien88@hotmail.com

Sajini Souda
University of Botswana
Gaborone, Botswana
soudas@ub.ac.bw

Abdoul-Salam Ouedraogo
Souro Sanou Teaching Hospital
Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso
abdousal1021@gmail.com

Hortense Gonsu
University of Yaoundé     
Yaoundé, Cameroon     
hgonsu@gmail.com

Meite Syndou
Institut Pasteur and Felix Houphouet Boigny University
Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire
meitesynd@yahoo.fr

Tesfaye Tefera
Jimma University
Jimma, Ethiopia
ktes36@gmail.com

Ousman Secka
Medical Research Council Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Banjul, Gambia
osecka@mrc.gm

Cynthia Danquah
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Kumasi, Ghana
cadanquah.pharm@knust.edu.gh

Joseph Nguta
University of Nairobi
Nairobi, Kenya
jmnguta@gmail.com

Niaina Rakotosamimanana
Institut Pasteur de Madagascar
Antananarivo, Madagascar
niaina@pasteur.mg

Isaac Shawa
University of Malawi
Blantyre, Malawi
ishawa@kuhes.ac.mw

Ibrehima Guindo
National Institute of Public Health
Bamako, Mali
guindo50@gmail.com

Rafael Joaquim
Maputo Central Hospital
Maputo , Mozambique
tarcyel@yahoo.com.br

Kehinde Eniola
Joseph Ayo Babalola University
Ikeji Arakeji- Ilesa, Nigeria
kiteniola@jabu.edu.ng

Nathalie Diagne
Institut Sénégalais de Recherches Agricoles (ISRA)
Bambey, Senegal
nathaliediagne@gmail.com

Mohamed GelleJama
Science and Research Foundation for Somalia
Mogadishu, Somalia
mohamedjamagelle@gmail.com

Monde Nyila
University of South
Johannesburg, South Africa
nyilama@unisa.ac.za

Mahadi Abdallah
Imperial College
Khartoum, Sudan
mahadi600@gmail.com

Mounerou Salou
University of Lomé
Lomé, Togo
mounerous@gmail.com

Joel Bazira
Mbarara University of Science and Technology
Mbarara, Uganda
jap2k2001@yahoo.co.uk; jbazira@gmail.com

Kaunda Yamba
University Teaching Hospitals
Lusaka, Zambia
kaundayamba@gmail.com

Asia and the Pacific

Dee Carter
University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia
dee.carter@sydney.edu.au

Chenli Liu
Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Shenzhen, China
chenli.liu@siat.ac.cn

Frederick Leung
The University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
fcleung@hku.hk; fleung@isf.edu.hk

Yogiara Yogiara
Atma Jaya Catholic University
Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia
yogiara@atmajaya.ac.id

Kiyofumi Ohkusu
Tokyo Medical University
Tokyo, Japan
ohkusu@tokyo-med.ac.jp

Hyung Jong Jin
The University of Suwon
Hwasung, Korea
hjjin@suwon.ac.kr

Kok Keng Tee
University of Malaya
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
k2tee@um.edu.my

Joanna MacKichan
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand
joanna.mackichan@vuw.ac.nz

Tavul Livingstone
Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research
Madang, Papua New Guinea
lwtavul@gmail.com

Joel Cornista
Miriam College
Quezon City, Philippines
jcornista@mc.edu.ph; jccornista@gmail.com

Jianzhong He
National University of Singapore
Singapore
jianzhong.he@nus.edu.sg

Po-Ren Hsueh
National Taiwan University Hospital, 7, Chung-Shan South Road
Taipei, Taiwan
hsporen@ntu.edu.tw

Pimonsri Mittraparp-arthorn
Prince of Songkla University
Hat Yai, Thailand
pimonsri.m@psu.ac.th

Hoang Nguyen
University of Science, Vietnam National University
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
ndhoang@hcmus.edu.vn

Europe and Central Asia

Silva Tafaj
University Hospital “Shefqet Ndroqi”
Tirana, Albania
stafaj@hotmail.com

Karen Trchounian
Yerevan State University
Yerevan, Armenia
k.trchounian@gmail.com

Thomas Kreil
Takeda Global Pathogen Safety
Vienna, Austria
thomas.kreil@shire.com

Samir Javadov
Azerbaijan Medical University
Baku, Azerbaijan
scavadov@amu.edu.az

Francoise Van Bambeke
Universite Catholique de Louvain
Brussels, Belgium
francoise.vanbambeke@uclouvain.be

Pavel Bostik
Charles University
Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
bostikp@lfhk.cuni.cz

Michael Poulsen
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen East, Denmark
mpoulsen@bio.ku.dk

Vijai Kumar Gupta
Tallinn University of Technology
Tallinn, Estonia
vijaifzd@gmail.com

Petri Auvinen
University of Helsinki
Helsinki , Finland
petri.auvinen@helsinki.fi

Jean-François Carod
West French Guiana Hospital Center
Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni, France (French Guiana)  
jf.carod@ch-ouestguyane.fr

Magda Metreveli
Cooperative Biological Engagement Program, Georgia CH2M
Tbilisi, Georgia
magdametrev@yahoo.com

Dirk Tischler
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Bochum, Germany
dirk-tischler@email.de

Katherine Pappas
National & Kapodistrian University of Athens
Athens, Greece
kmpappas@biol.uoa.gr

Attila Gacser
University of Szeged, Institute of Biology, Department of Microbiology, Department of Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine
Szeged, Hungary
gacsera@bio.u-szeged.hu

Özgür Bayram
Maynooth University
Maynooth, Ireland
ozgur.bayram@mu.ie

Mauro Pistello
University of Pisa
Pisa, Italy
mauro.pistello@med.unipi.it

Riza Ikranbegiin
CDC-CAR
Almaty, Kazakhstan
ikranbegiin@yahoo.com

Vidmantas Petraitis
New York
Lithuania
vip2007@med.cornell.edu

John Hays
Erasmus University Medical Center
Rotterdam, Netherlands
j.hays@erasmusmc.nl

Joanna Karczewska-Golec
University of Warsaw
Warsaw, Poland
joanna.karczewskagolec@gmail.com; karczewska@biol.uw.edu.pl

Paula Morais
University of Coimbra
Coimbra, Portugal
pvmorais@ci.uc.pt

Jesus Romalde
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
jesus.romalde@usc.es

Dmytro Stepanskyi
Dnipropetrovsk Medical Academy of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine
Dnipro, Ukraine
dstepanskiy@gmail.com

Elaine Cloutman-Green
Great Ormond Street Hospital
London, United Kingdom
elaine.cloutman-green@gosh.nhs.uk

Egamberdieva Dilfuza
National University of Uzbekistan
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
egamberdieva@yahoo.com

Latin America and the Caribbean

Prasanna Honnavar
American University of Antigua College of Medicine
St. Johns, Antigua and Barbuda
prasannna1@gmail.com

Gabriel Gutkind
Universidad de Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, Argentina
ggutkind@ffyb.uba.ar

Maria Mayda
Bolivia
mayda04@aol.com

Felipe Neves
Universidade Federal Fluminense
Niterói, Brazil
fpgneves@id.uff.br

Claudia Saavedra
Universidad Andres Bello
Santiago, Chile
csaavedra@unab.cl

Modesto Cruz
Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, UASD
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
modesto_cruz@yahoo.com

Antonio Machado Soares
Universidad San Francisco de Quito
Quito, Ecuador
machadobq@gmail.com

Patience Bazuaye-Alonge
Northern Caribbean University
Mandeville, Jamaica
patience.alonge@ncu.edu.jm

Gabriela Olmedo-Alvarez
Cinvestav
Irapuato, Mexico
golmedo@ira.cinvestav.mx

Pablo Sotelo
Universidad Nacional de Asunción
San Lorenzo, Paraguay
phsotelo@gmail.com

Sambasivaro Yaragalla
Spartan Health Sciences University
V Fort, Saint Lucia
siva2lifescience@gmail.com

Rajeev Nagassar
Eastern Regional Health Authority
Sangre Grande, Trinidad and Tobago
peeyush3@hotmail.com

Paola Scavone
Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas Clemente Estable
Montevideo, Uruguay
pscavone@gmail.com

Middle East and North Africa

Sayed Abdelwahab
Minia University
Minia, Egypt
icpminia@yahoo.com

Amir (Seyedmojtaba) Seyedmousavi
Center of Excellence for Infection Biology and Antimicrobial Pharmacology
Tehran, Iran  
S.Seyedmousavi@gmail.com

Lubna AL-Zubaidi
Al Mustansiria University
Baghdad, Iraq  
dr.lubna.alzoubidy@gmail.com

Suhaila Al-Sheboul
Jordan University of Science and Technology
Irbid, Jordan
suheyla.ali2015@gmail.com; kazarnuman@hotmail.com

Maribasappa Karched
Kuwait University
Kuwait, Kuwait
maribasappa.karched@gmail.com

Eid Azar
Saint George Hospital University Medical Center
Beirut, Lebanon
eeazar@stgeorgehospital.org

El Mostafa El Fahime
National Center for Scientific and Technological Research (CNRST)
Rabat, Morocco
m.elfahime@gmail.com

Meher RizviSultan
Qaboos University
Muscat, Oman
rizvimeher@squ.edu.om

Abdelraouf Elmanama
Islamic University of Gaza
Gaza, Palestine
Elmanama_144@yahoo.com

Adila Shaukat
Hamad Medical Corporation
Al Wakra, Qatar
akashaf1@hamad.qa

Asif Naeem
King Fahad Medical City
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
drnaeemasif@gmail.com

Habib Thabet
Ibb University
Ibb, Yemen
habib.thabet@ibbuniv.edu.ye

Adnan Alatoom
Cleveland Clinic
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
a_otoom@hotmail.com

North America

Christine Szymanski
University of Alberta
Alberta, Canada
cszymans@ualberta.ca

South Asia

Md Abul Kalam Azad
Shahjalal University of Science and Technology
Sylhet, Bangladesh
dakazad-btc@sust.edu

Tshokey
Jigme Dorji Wangchuk National referral Hospital (JDWNRH)
Thimphu, Bhutan
doc_tshokey@yahoo.com

Jayanthi Shastri
T N Medical College & Nair hospital
Mumbai, India
jsshastri@gmail.com

Ujjala Ghoshal
Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow
Lucknow, India
ujjalaghoshal@yahoo.co.in

Baijayantimala Mishra
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneshwar, India
bm_mishra@hotmail.com

Mohamed Hatha Abdulla
Cochin University of Science and Technology
Kochi, India
mohamedhatha@gmail.com

Cho Oo
University of Medicine 1
Yangon, Myanmar
chochooo028@gmail.com

Shishir Gokhale
Manipal College of Medical Sciences
Pokhara, Nepal
shishirmanju@gmail.com

Saeed Khan
Dow University of Health Sciences
Karachi, Pakistan
saeedkhn@gmail.com

Kosala Sirisena
University of Colombo
Colombo, Sri Lanka
kosala@et.cmb.ac.lk


International Young Ambassadors

Africa

Esther Deguenon
University of Abomey-Calavi (Benin)
Abomey-Calavi, Benin
mixesther2009@yahoo.fr

Cecile Djuikoue
Université des Montagnes
Bangangte, Cameroon
djuikoe1983@yahoo.fr

Jaures Cedric
Yapi Institut Pasteur de Côte d'Ivoire
Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire
jauresfirstman@gmail.com

Matifan Dereje
Addis Ababa University
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
maathy4@gmail.com

Ousman Bajinka
University of The Gambia
Banjul, Gambia
bajinkaousman@gmail.com

James Deke
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST)
Kumasi, Ghana
dekejames123@gmail.com

Becky Aloo
University of Eldoret
Eldoret, Kenya
aloobecky@yahoo.com

Thomas Varmah
Paynesville City, Monrovia, Liberia
tsvarmah@gmail.com

Mamitina Alain Noah Rabenandrasana
Institut Pasteur of Madagascar
Antananarivo, Madagascar
rnoah@pasteur.mg

Lameck Manda
Johns Hopkins Research Project
Blantyre, Malawi
lameckmanda@yahoo.com

Aureliana Filomena Chilengue
National Institute of Health of Mozambique
Maputo, Mozambique
aurelianachambal@gmail.com

Iyiola Oladunjoye
University of Ilorin
Ilorin, Nigeria
iyiolaoladunjoye@gmail.com

Tuyishime Obed
Rwanda Biomedical Center
Kigali, Rwanda
tuyishimeobed@gmail.com

Mariama Ngom
Cheikh Anta Diop University (UCAD)
Dakar, Senegal
maringom@hotmail.fr

Iliya Kwoji
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Durban, South
iliyadauda27@yahoo.com

Baraa Isam
Elzubier University of Medical Sciences & Technology
Khartoum, Sudan
baraa.esamali@gmail.com

Louis KOMLAN
Université de Lomé
Lomé, Togo
komlan119@gmail.com

Marvellous Goredema
Bindura University of Science Education
Bindura, Zimbabwe
marvelousgoredema@gmail.com

Asia and the Pacific

Jinxin Zhao
Monash University
Melbourne, Australia
jinxin.zhao@monash.edu

Sosorphea Seang
Takeo Provincial Referral Hospital
Dounkeo, Cambodia
sophea579@gmail.com

Zhangran Chen
Xiamen University
Xiamen, China
zhangran22105@xmu.edu.cn

Erike Suwarsono
Faculty of Medicine UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta
Tangerang Selatan, Indonesia
erike.fkuin@yahoo.com

Kotaro Aoki
Toho University School of Medicine
Ota-ku, Japan
kotaro.aoki@med.toho-u.ac.jp

Adel Ali Saeed Al-Gheethi
Universiti Tun Hussein On Malaysia (UTHM)
Johor, Malaysia
adelalghithi@yahoo.com

Danielle Kok
Massey University
Auckland, New Zealand
d.kok@massey.ac.nz

Carmela Vannette Vicera
University of San Agustin
Iloilo City, Philippines
carmela_vicera@yahoo.com

Ming-Hsien Chiang
National Defense Medical Center
Taipei, Taiwan
ph870101@mail.ndmctsgh.edu.tw

Le-Phuong Nguyen Pham
Ngoc Thach University of Medicine
Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam
luongphekidz07@gmail.com

Europe and Central Asia

Liana Vanyan
Yerevan State University
Yerevan, Armenia
lianavanyan198@gmail.com

Anais Biclot
KuLeuven
Watermael-Boitsfort, Belgium
anais.biclot@kuleuven.be

Merilin Rosenberg
National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics
Tallinn, Estonia
thredahlia@gmail.com

Arnaud Orelle
Integrated Quality Laboratory Services
Francheville, France
arnaud.orelle@gmail.com

Nata Bakuradze
G.Eliava Institute of Bacteriophages, Microbiology and Virology
Tbilisi, Georgia
natalibakuradze1@gmail.com

Katharina Schaufler
University of Greifswald
Greifswald, Germany
katharina.schaufler@uni-greifswald.de

Maria Siopi
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Athens, Greece
marizasiopi@hotmail.com

Anna Jánosity
Szent István University
Budapest, Hungary
janosityanna@hotmail.com

Tristan Nolan
University College Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
tristan.nolan@ucdconnect.ie

Jessica Ross
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame Norway (Indiana)
jross12@nd.edu

Ergun Akturk
University of Minho
Braga, Portugal
ergnakturk@gmail.com

Azul Zorzoli
University of Dundee
Dundee, Scotland  
azulzorzoli@gmail.com

Eva Sangiao
Marques de Valdecilla University Hospital
Santander, Cantabria, Spain
eva.torres.sangiao@gmail.com

Athanasia Dimitra Papadogianni
Lund University
Lund, Sweden
dana.papadogianni@gmail.com

Francis Muchaamba
Institute for Food Safety and Hygiene, University of Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
francis.muchaamba@uzh.ch

Cihan Bostanci
Ankara University
Ankara, Turkey
bostanci-1990@hotmail.com

Yulian Konechnyi
Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University
Lviv, Ukraine
yuliankonechnyi@gmail.com

Latin American and the Caribbean

Daniela Cejas
Universidad de Buenos Aires, CONICET
Buenos Aires, Argentina
danielitacejas@gmail.com

Laura Maria Oliveira
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
lauramaria.andrade@yahoo.com.br

Carlos Espinoza-Solis
San Juan De Dios Hospital
San Jose, Costa Rica
carlosmicrobiologia@gmail.com

Yenisel Carmona
Topical Medicine Institute "Pedro Kourí"
La Habana, Cuba
yeniselc@ipk.sld.cu

Simeon Olatunde
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, All Saint University School of Medicine
Roseau, Dominica
olatundesimeon@gmail.com

Isaac Miguel Sánchez
Instituto de Microbiología y Parasitología
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
isaacmiguelsanchez@gmail.com

Valeria Patricia Torres Espin
Oncological Hospital SOLCA Quito
Quito, Ecuador
valeria.torres.espin@gmail.com

Mario Romero
University of El Salvador
San Salvador, El Salvador
mario.romero2@ues.edu.sv

Bhumika Sharma
St George’s University
Grand Anse, Grenada
bsharma@sgu.edu; sharma2b@gmail.com

Camille-Ann Thoms-Rodriguez
The University of the West Indies (UWI)
Kingston, Jamaica
camilleann.thomsrodriguez@gmail.com

Nikolai Bayro Jablonski
Universidad de Guadalajara, Centro Universitario de Ciencias de la Salud
Guadalajara, Mexico
bayrojablonskinikolaiemmanuel@gmail.com

Jose Brandao
Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá
Panama
jose.brandao@utp.ac.pa

Fatima Rodriguez Acosta
National University of Asunción
San Lorenzo, Paraguay
farrodriguez288@gmail.com

Guillermo Salvatierra
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Lima, Peru
gsalvatierrar@gmail.com

Romina Papa Ezdra
Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la Republica
Montevideo, Uruguay
rpapa@higiene.edu.uy

Daniela Lucia Mendoza Millan
Universidad Central de Venezuela
Caracas, Venezuela
daniela.lm.millan@gmail.com

Middle East and North Africa

Neveen Saleh
National Organization for Drug Control and Research
Giza, Egypt
neveensaleh0@gmail.com

Ebrahim Osdaghi
University of Tehran
Karaj, Iran
eosdaghi@gmail.com

Haider Alshawi
Technical Institute of Najaf
Najaf, Iraq
haideralshawi84@gmail.com

Antoine Abou Fayad
American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon
aa328@aub.edu.lb

Bouchra Chaouni
Faculty of Sciences of Rabat
Rabat, Morocco
bouchrachaouni@gmail.com

Lina Sallam
Prince Sultan Military Medical City
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
lina.shami@yahoo.com

Ahmed Shibl
Experimental Research Building (C1)
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
shibl.aa@gmail.com

Maysoon Al Zubairy
Biology Department, Faculty of Science, Sana'a University
Sana'a, Yemen
alzubairymaysoon@yahoo.com

North America

Landon Getz
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Canada
landon.getz@dal.ca

South Asia

Abdul Haq
Afshar International Hospital
Kabul, Afghanistan
abdulhaqm6@gmail.com

Md. Nazmul Hoque
University of Dhaka
Dhaka, Bangladesh
nazmul.hoque90@gmail.com

Abdul Haseeb Shah
University of Kashmir
Srinagar, India
hasb789biotech@gmail.com

Lai Lai San
Department of Medical Research, Ministry of Health and Sports, Myanmar
Yangon, Myanmar
lailaisan@gmail.com

Supram Hosuru Subramanya
Manipal College of Medical Sciences
Pokhara, Nepal
supram.gowda@gmail.com

Fatima Aziz
Aga Khan University
Karachi, Pakistan
fatima.aziz@aku.edu

Jayani Wewalwela
University of Colombo
Colombo, Sri Lanka
jayani@at.cmb.ac.l


U.S. Young Ambassadors

Megan Baurner
University of Alaska Anchorage
Anchorage, Alaska
braunermegan@gmail.com

Emily Higgins Keppler
Arizona State University
Mesa, Arizona
ehiggins@asu.edu

Robert Gallant
Salk Institute for Biological Studies
La Jolla, California
rmgallant5@gmail.com

Joseph Villanueva
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, Colorado
joseph.villanueva@colorado.edu

Ozakman Yaprak
The George Washington University
Washington, DC
yaprakozakman@gmail.com

Christian McDonald
University of Miami
Miami, Florida
cmcdonald@miami.edu

Jennifer Farrell
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, Georgia
jfar1892@gmail.com

Diandra Vaval
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
dvaval2@uic.edu

Jennifer Greenwich
Indiana University
Bloomington, Indiana
jgreenwi@iu.edu

Ashenafi Beyi
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa
ashenafi.feyisa1@gmail.com

Zaria Elery
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
zaria.elery@uky.edu

Frazier Adronisha
Northshore Technical Community College
Lacombe, Louisiana
adronisha2006@yahoo.com

Pan Huiqiao
Carnegie Institution for Science
Baltimore, Maryland
hpan@carnegiescience.edu

Shelby Kasto
Wayne State University
Taylor, Michigan
fq1592@wayne.edu

Jennifer Rivers
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
msjenniferleighrivers@gmail.com

Forrest Walker
Washington University in St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri
forrestcwalker@gmail.com

Samantha Crane
Rocky Mountain Laboratories
Hamilton, Montana
samantha.crane2@nih.gov

Alyssa Whitney
Creighton University
Omaha, Nebraska
alyssawhitney@creighton.edu

Victoria Korn
Perrigo
Marlboro, New Jersey
victorialkorn@gmail.com

Shannon Murphy
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
shgmurphy@gmail.com

Angelina Volkova
NYU School of Medicine
New York, New York
angelina.volkova@nyumc.org

Jay DeMarco
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio
jdemarc@bgsu.edu

Stuart Dyer
Oregon Health & Science University
Portland, Oregon
dyerstu@gmail.com

Yashasvika Duggal
Pennsylvania State University
State College, Pennslyvania
yzd5183@psu.edu

Luz Arroyo-Cruz
Universidad Ana G. Mendez, Gurabo Campus
Arecibo, Puerto Rico
larroyo32@uagm.edu

Maryam Bonakdar
Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island
maryam_bonakdar@brown.edu

Jennifer Grier
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Greenville, South Carolina
jgrier@greenvillemed.sc.edu

Mathew Alaba
University of South Dakota
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Mathew.alaba@coyotes.usd.edu

Jillian Walton
University of Tennessee - Knoxville
Knoxville, Tennessee
jwalto12@vols.utk.edu

Jessica O'Berry
University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
jessica.oberry00@gmail.com

Kyle Davis
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
kyle.m.davis@utah.edu

Alaina Weinheimer
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia
alainarw@vt.edu

Lindsey O'Neal
University of Washington-Seattle
Seattle, Washington
loneal5@uw.edu

Yasin Ahmed
University of Wyoming
Laramie, Wyoming
mahmed1@uwyo.edu