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Isabel Treidl is part of the National Council at the United Nations Association of the United States. She is also currently serving as Chair of Young Professional at the Southern California Division. She is also Director of Young Professionals and chair of Education of the United Nations Association - Orange County Chapter. Additionally, she works with developmentally disabled people at NALAS ARF. This year, she received sponsorship to attend the UNA annual meeting in Washington D.C where she represented the Orange County Chapter at Capitol Hill. Since young, she has always been motivated by social issues and has worked to improve the quality of people’s lives. During college, she participated in several conferences, seminars and national publications that spearheaded the development of cheaper prosthetics to replace the knee. She worked with the Colombian Army to help veterans who had lost their limbs due to land mines. She won local and national awards for biomedical research and entrepreneurship. In 2008 she received a scholarship from the Inter-American Development Bank National Young Entrepreneurs Award for a cultural mission to China in order to enhance her entrepreneurial skills. In 2009 she started working as a consultant and developed projects for the Colombian Government and private companies, and became a member of In-Nove, a Latin American consulting firm. Isabel Treidl has a Bachelor’s degree in Product Design Engineering, a Master’s in Business Administration. She is an instructor at FIDM in Los Angeles and currently is an administrator certified by the Community Care Licensing Division to work with developmentally disabled people in California. Isabel Treidl currently joined the Halsten Enterprise to serve as an international consultant and currently is getting a certification in marketing at the University of California Berkeley
"Mohammad is of a Palestinian descent and grew up in Aleppo, Syria. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Jordan University of Science and Technology in 2010. After graduating, he moved to San Diego, California to pursue higher education, where he earned an MBA from Southern States University in 2014. He is now working as a software test engineer at Qualcomm. In July 2016, considering the resettlement of 300 refugee families in San Diego, Mohammad joined forces with other activists to form the Arab Youth Collective (AYC), a community-based collective with the purpose to facilitate the integration process of recently resettled refugees. With the partnership of Corazon de Vida, Mohammad started AYC's coding program to introduce 11 to 14-year-old children to coding concepts through simple computer-based games. Mohammad is very engaged in his community and his philanthropic work continues to expand. In 2017, he joined Get Charged Up (GCU), a nonprofit with a mission to empower underserved communities through energy access and education while protecting the environment. At GCU, Mohammad leads the #EmpowerRefugees initiative facilitating training for young refugee adults in solar panel installations and increasing their prospects for employment in a leading and sustainable industry. Mohammad enjoys traveling and exploring different cultures. His latest memorable adventure was in South America last year where he explored several countries below the equator for the first time."Not sure if you'd like to include any links to videos about our projects: Coding program with AYC: https://vimeo.com/216447258 #EmpowerRefugees with Get Charged Up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ar_c2K0QBs.
Evelyn Rodrigues is a Brazilian journalist based in Las Vegas. She graduated in Journalism from Cásper Líbero College in 2004, but began her career as a trainee reporter for the newspaper "Diário de Osasco", in 2001. For years, she worked as a reporter and producer for TV and radio shows in Brazil. She has also developed a career in Corporate Communication, managing internal and external communication, corporate reputation, branding transition, and social media for over 15 years. In 2009, Evelyn moved to Las Vegas to improve her English at the IAE (International Academy of English). Since 2011, she works as an international correspondent for the Brazilian media in the US, covering combat sports. In fact, she was the first Brazilian female journalist to come to America to report mainly MMA and boxing fights. In 2013, she started working for Combate.com (the biggest MMA website in South America) interviewing some of the biggest personalities of boxing and MMA, such as Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor, Ronda Rousey, Georges St-Pierre, Anderson Silva, etc ( the list goes on!). In november of 2016, Evy began her collaborations as a reporter for TV Globo International, covering subjects related to the Brazilian community in America. Today, she is one of our first students in the Las Vegas Campus doing the MBA in Business Administration program.
"Learning a new language in another country and starting a new career was one of the biggest challenges I overcame in my life. However, I still wanted to challenge myself. Once more I wanted to leave my comfort zone to keep improving as a professional and opening new opportunities for my life. That's why I am doing the MBA in Business Administration at SSU. I am confident that this course will bring me to the next level in my career, wherever it might be", Evelyn Rodrigues
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