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From our team of educators, scholars, and students

Our Team

Ahzin Bahraini

University of Miami '19

University of Georgia '16

Executive Director

George Mesquida

United States Coast Guard 

Chief Operating Officer

Aliya Dhanji

Dartmouth University '25

Program Coordinator

Shaliya King

University of Miami '24


Cheynne Clelland

University of Miami '24


Andres Gil

Florida State University '24


Melissa Ureña

Student Ambassador


Our Board

Dr. John Murphy

Professor, University of Miami

Dr. Kathryn Nowotny

Associate Professor, University of Miami

Dr. Felicia Casanova 

Researcher, University of Miami 


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