Chapter Leader

Pakistan, Waqas Shabir (SPP '18)

Waqas is CEU’s alumni chapter leader in Lahore, Pakistan. He is currently engaged in the health and education sector reforms in Pakistan.

Waqas graduated with a master’s degree in public policy from School of Public Policy (SPP) in 2018. During his time at CEU, he was actively involved in co-curricular activities. He represented SPP at the CEU Student Union and headed the Career Services Committee. In addition, he also won the NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition in Europe in 2018. 

Hungary, Katarina Posa (IRES '15)

Katarina Posa (IRES ’15) is a Staff Development Associate at UNHCR's Global Learning and Development Centre in Budapest. She has been working as a people development professional with emphasis on training, curriculum design, development and delivery, assessment administration, management of training projects and staff development for over 15 years in China, Japan, Australia, the USA, Germany and Hungary. Besides her job, she has been involved in pro-bono coaching and consulting. Kat is also in charge of organizing personal development mini-workshops for CEU alumni in Budapest.

Nepal, Diksha Mahara (EPGM '18)

March 13, 2019

Diksha Mahara is an Economic Policy in Global Markets (EPGM 2018) alumna of CEU. She is  currently working as Programme Officer at IOD PARC in Value for Money support under Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) unit, supporting climate change and disaster resilience portfolio for DFID Nepal. As a trained economic analyst, she has a diverse work experience in the field of market studies, rural field research and economic development.

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Azerbaijan, Anar Mehdiyev (ENVS '02)

After studying at CEU’s Environmental Sciences and Policy Master programme in 2001-02, Anar Mehdiyev returned to Azerbaijan and co-founded one of the most active alumni chapters. Being a long-standing CEU Chapter Leader in Baku, Azerbaijan, Anar actively promotes connectivity between alumni and alumni chapters, and is a frequent CEU Alumni Reunion visitor. CEU has also shaped Anar’s career. He is managing environmental management systems in BP-Azerbaijan, a key element of Azerbaijan’s oil industry. 

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USA, Sandra Zupan (ENVS '00)

February 25, 2019

In 2001 Sandra relocated to the U.S., where she completed a Ph.D. in Geography. She taught courses in human geography, environment, urban studies and research design for seven years, first at the University of Kentucky, followed by Temple University. Most recently, Sandra has joined the University of Chicago College Center for Research and Fellowships as an Assistant Director.

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