Mohammad Zia

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Netherlands Netherlands 2015


Born in Saudi Arabia to parents of Afghan and Pakistani descent, Mohammad was raised in the United States and graduated from the University of Maryland. Mohammad is a recipient of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship and has volunteered with marginalized youth in Tanzania, Morocco, Uganda, Senegal and Jordan. Mohammad is currently studying Arabic as a Boren Scholar in Jordan and volunteering with Syrian youth in the Zaatri Refugee Camp. Mohammad is passionate about economic empowerment and he plans to pursue a career in public policy and international human rights. Mohammad speaks French, Arabic and Urdu and he has interned with the US State Department and the World Bank. Mohammad is a huge fan of chocolate covered almonds and loves to hike.

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