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In light of the surge in youth population worldwide, a 72% increase in ASM's international student membership in 2012, and the potential to tap into student enthusiasm around global issues, the Society has launched the International Young Ambassador Program. The goal of this initiative is three-fold: 1) foster cohesion among aspiring microbiologists within their countries; 2) engage both U.S. and international university students in collaboration through scientific exchange; and 3) create life-long ASM supporters from the next generation of scientists.

Following a highly competitive selection process, 30 Young Ambassadors were appointed to the initial cohort. The enthusiastic response to the call for applications illustrates ASM's opportunity to leverage our international student and early career members interested in contributing toward the Society's global mission. Click here to learn more about this exciting new program.

Congratulations to the following Young Ambassadors:

Patricio Acosta

Argentina

John Njeru

Kenya

Md Taufiqur Bhuiyan

Bangladesh

Dikani Salema

Malawi

Dorji

Bhutan

Fawzi Mahomoodally

Mauritius

Maria Quecine

Brazil

Khosbayar Tulgaa

Mongolia

Emilia Lyonga

Cameroon

Shyam Dumre

Nepal

Subbarao Chaganti

Canada

Ron Xavier

New Zealand

Wenzong Liu

China

Samuel Eziuzor

Nigeria

Robert Kadlec

Czech Republic

Ednner Victoria

Panama

Olish Ndjum

Democratic Rep of Congo

Laura Acevedo Ugarriza

Paraguay

Enas Newire

Egypt

Reuel Bennett

Philippines

Riikka Ihalin

Finland

Joanna Karczewska-Golec

Poland

Dirk Tischler

Germany

Diogo Proença

Portugal

Yu Xia

Hong Kong

Ahmed Grieballa

Sudan

Ashutosh Singh

India

Michael Hornsey

United Kingdom

Nawfal Hussein

Iraq

Michael Moyo

Zimbabwe

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