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Alumni Updates

December 2017

MIDP 2012

Xiaolei Duan is now the President of the China office for EasyCare Academy.  EasyCare is a social venture committed to enhancing health, independence and well-being through a digital integrated and person-center approach to aging.  In addition, she won a scholarship to participate in Stanford University’s Ignite Program on Entrepreneurship.

MIDP 2012

Cary McCormick is now the Regional Technology for Development Business Analyst with UNICEF’s Regional Office for South Asia. In this role he supports eight countries in the South Asia region with technology needs for their programs. This could include birth registration systems, mobile applications for community health workers or registration for children in emergencies. He and his wife are now based in Kathmandu, Nepal.

MIDP 2009

Sanghee Jeong is now the Director of Academic Engagement (Global and Civic) with Duke University's Academic Advising Center. 

November 2017

MIDP 2017

Joshua Cootware is currently volunteering with Spirit of America. SoA is a non-profit where US citizens can directly support the safety and success of deployed US troops and diplomats. Spirit of America provides flexible, private assistance in response to local needs identified by deployed American troops and diplomats. We provide humanitarian and economic assistance, as well as equipment needed by US partner forces, in support of US missions and the local people American troops and diplomats seek to help. Please follow the link to see how you can get involved:   or reach out to with any questions. 

MIDP 2016

Meirzhan Myrzaliyev​, currently Advisor to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and his wife, Aliya, welcomed twin sons on November 1.

MIDP 2016

Melike Ozengunes is now a Programme Associate for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN Refugee Agency, Turkey. 

MIDP 2016

Willie Straven is a Government Advisor for USAID- Local Empowerment for Government Inclusion and Transparency (LEGIT) in Liberia. 

MIDP 2014

Muyatwa Sitali is a public policy and development specialist with Sanitation and Water for All (SWA), a global partnership of country governments, private sector and civil society organizations.

MIDP 2012

Kenneth Alexander is now Manager of Strategy for Monitor Deloitte in Washington, DC.

MIDP 2012

Khamis Mwalim has recently been appointed the Director of Fiscal and Financial Policy at the Ministry of Finance and Planning in Zanzibar, Tanzania.