Ahmed Shehata

Fellowship year

2015 - 2016

Field

Entrepreneurship

Placement when a fellow

Junior Incubator Assistant

Current employment &/or degree seeking

Study Abroad Student Officer - AMIDEAST

Higher education

B.S. in Science Chemistry - American University in Cairo

Current country of residence

Egypt

Biography

Ahmed started his experience in the field of development at the American University in Cairo by becoming the president of the Students in Action for Refugees club and teaching English as a volunteer. After graduating with a B.S. in chemistry from the American University in Cairo, he wanted to continue growing in this field, so he joined the Lazord Fellowship, focusing on STEM fields and youth. He did his training at Misr El Kheir’s GESR incubator project, in partnership with EU research and innovation, and received a diploma in entrepreneurship¬†from the Euro-Mediterranean University. Ahmed is currently working at AMIDEAST Egypt with the U.S.-Egypt Higher Education Initiative scholarship program for students coming from low socio-economic backgrounds. Through his work, he sends public university student scholars on short-term study abroad semesters at U.S. universities so that they can take classes relevant to their majors and be exposed to people from different cultures and backgrounds.