Congratulations to Kenza Sandi for being selected as the Student Ambassador of the Month! Kenza has been representing ABPA on her campus of University of Maryland, College Park. We are beyond impressed of all she has achieved and done to increase the engagement and success of ABPA throughout this past year. Her dedication to ABPA…

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Leigh Federici, Student Intern for ABPA-BLM Program I am a senior at the University of Connecticut, graduating December 2019. I will be graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resources. Last summer, through ABPA, I got the chance to intern with the Bureau of Land Management in Rock Springs, Wyoming.  I worked as a Cartographic…

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You might not have heard of Andy Shallal, but odds are you’ve heard of his work. Andy Shallal is an Iraqi-American artist who has profoundly influenced the DC area in many ways. One of the most prominent ways he has affected our community is through founding the amazing establishment Poets and Busboys. A DC staple, this…

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Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play in Major League Baseball (MLB), said that, “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” Joe Lahoud, recently honored for the impact he made as one of the historic players in baseball history, lays claim to the title of the MLB’s first player…

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Two years ago, Hala Ayala made history by becoming one of the first Hispanic women to be elected to the Virginia General Assembly. Ayala successfully flipped the seat from Republican to Democrat back in 2017 and has been representing Virginia’s 51st District ever since, which covers majority of the Prince William County. In her capacity…

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Congratulations to ABPA’s Student Ambassador of the Month, Norhan Abdalla! Norhan represents Towson University since fall 2019. Within these past month, she has excelled in assignments, always going above and beyond. In recognition of her personal achievements and her dedication to ABPA, we are so excited and proud to have her apart of our team…

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ABPA partnered with the U.S. Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for an intensive placement process into variety of BLM internships across the nation. The internships covered a wide span of majors for all students. After careful consideration, BLM selected six competitive ABPA students to participate in their summer 2019 internships. Two of…

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ABPA is proud to announce many placements through the Internship Placement Program for the Fall 2019 academic semester. Our competitive and outstanding students have been placed with our partners from federal agencies to NGOs. Read our students’ achievements below! SAPHIA ABOUELENEIN U.S. DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY’S OFFICE OF CORPORATE EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT Saphia is currently a senior…

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PRESS RELEASE ABPA Board member, Albert Mokhiber, worked tirelessly to support Ismail Ajjawi, Palestinian student who was accepted by Harvard University but later denied entry to the United States last month at the Logan International Airport in Boston. Ajjawi’s case was much discussed in global media, sparking a fury across the nation who feared the…

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