Back in Bangladesh, EC Alumna Uses New Skills

Environmental conservation alumna Sumaiya Firoze applies skills learned in graduate program to home country of Bangladesh.

Traveling from the opposite side of the world, Sumaiya Firoze came to the Nelson Institute determined to grow her conservation knowledge and skills to help her home country of Bangladesh. “When I saw the curriculum of the master’s program, it was really something that I was looking for,” said Firoze, who graduated in 2017.

After completing her undergraduate degree in Bangladesh, Firoze took returned to her position with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Bangladesh where she could follow her passion for conservation and working with vulnerable communities affected by climate change and environmental degradation.

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