Radio Free Afghanistan reporter Malali Bashir, IBS MBA’10, was a finalist in the Twitter power-user category at the Afghan Social-Media Summit, which celebrates innovative social-media use in Afghanistan. Bashir informs her 17,300 Twitter followers about such pressing issues as the Taliban’s takeover of Kunduz and corruption in the Afghan government. Yunus Emre Karahan, IBS MBA’10, is the supply and trade manager at Aleph Trade. Formerly, he worked as an operations team member and trader at SOCAR (the Azerbaijan state oil company) and Petkim (a Turkish petrochemical producer). Hanna Usata, Heller MS’11, is a consultant for Ukrainian public and private entities. From May 2014 to December 2015, she coordinated a project designed to prevent HIV transmission. Clay Westrope, Heller MA’11, married David Blazar on Sept. 27, 2015, in Falmouth, Massachusetts. Clay works in Cambridge as an independent consultant in international humanitarian and development research. Athena “Nenen” Banza, Heller MA’12, is a project manager for the resilient-communities program at CORDAID. She is conducting research on disaster risk reduction, working with coffee farmers in the Philippines. Devon Davey, Heller MA’12, who lives in San Francisco, is a manager at Schaffer & Combs, a strategy management consulting firm that solves growth challenges for mission-driven organizations. Lauren Gaw, Heller MA’12, is pursuing a nursing degree to complement her master’s in sustainable international development. She hopes to work in developing countries. She writes, “I look forward to combining my project-planning skills with my medical training to have a deeper impact in the communities in which I will work.” William Geibel, MA’12, is pursuing a PhD in international and comparative education at UCLA. Pasang Bhutia, Heller MA’13, is an after-care manager for the International Justice Mission in Kolkata, India. Her work focuses on the protection and rehabilitation of sex-trafficked survivors and the prosecution of those accused of sex trafficking. Abdulmajeed Alqarni, IBS MSF’15, is a projects manager at the Ministry of Economy and Planning in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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