Our Philosophy

Assyrian Advisors is the very first organization of its kind — amassing top Assyrian intellectual talent to provide college/graduate admissions and career consulting services for free! Our services are 100% not-for-profit.

Established in the heart of the Silicon Valley, in Northern California, we have put together a directory of highly accomplished Assyrian academics and professionals to help you, your friends, or your children thrive scholastically and in your career.

Our Advisors are available for you to contact in order to establish a professional relationship. We are here to help raise your test scores, review your essays, deconstruct difficult concepts and get you into top schools and jobs. Reach out to our Advisors and let us help you achieve your full potential.

If you want to get in touch with an advisor for free consulting, please email us at request@AssyrianAdvisors.com

Our Advisors

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Hannibal Travis

From: Miami, Florida.

Education: Doctor of Law, Magna Cum Laude, from Harvard Law School. B.A. in Philosophy, Summa Cum Laude, from Washington University, St. Louis.

Work Experience: Professor of Law at Florida International University College of Law.

Books: The Assyrian Genocide, Genocide in the Middle East, Copyright Class Struggle, among others.

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RHONDA KALASHO

From: Los Angeles, California.

Education: Doctor of Dental Surgery, with esthetic and restorative recognition, from UCLA. B.S. in Business Management and Molecular Biology, Summa Cum Laude, from San Diego State University.

Work Experience: Owner of GLO Modern Dentistry in West Hollywood, California.

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ELMER ABBO

From: Chicago, Illinois.

Education: Doctor of Law from The University of Chicago. Doctor of Medicine from The University of Chicago. M.B.A. from Northwestern Kellogg School of Management.

Training: Resident Physician at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

Work Experience: Strategic Medical Director at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois.

Assyrian Activism: President of the Nineveh Plain Defense Fund.

 

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Bruneil Chamaki

From: San Jose, California.

Education: Doctor of Law Candidate at UC Berkeley School of Law. B.S. in Accounting, Philosophy Minor, Summa Cum Laude, from San Jose State University.

Work Experience: CFO & Co-Founder of Enabyl AI, patient artificial intelligence. Former Financial Planning & Analysis Associate at Serena & Lily. Former Mergers & Acquisitions Associate at Oracle.

Assyrian Activism: Assyrian Advisors President & Founder.

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NORA BETYOUSEF LACEY

From: Los Altos Hills, California.

Education: B.S. in Biological Sciences and Business Management, Minor in Chemistry, from San Jose State University.

Work Experience: Founder, Former President and CEO, of Cell Marque ⁠— a world-wide leader in manufacturing advanced histopathology reagents and supplying pathology labs with medical devices that help detect/screen for cancer and infectious diseases. Co-inventor of two U.S. patents. Former Scientist at BioGenex Laboratories.

Assyrian Activism: Founder and Executive Director at Assyrian Arts Institute. Donated to UC Berkeley to create two faculty roles for Assyrian Studies.

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Richard Zoumalan

From: Beverly Hills, California.

Education: Doctor of Medicine from Northwestern University School of Medicine. B.S. in Physiology, Summa Cum Laude, from UCLA.

Training: General Surgery Internship & Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery training at New York University School of Medicine.

Work Experience: Facial Plastic Surgeon in Private Practice in Beverly Hills, CA. Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Instructor at UCLA.

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Jonathan Zia

From: San Jose, California.

Education: Doctor of Medicine Candidate at Emory School of Medicine. PhD Candidate at Georgia Tech College of Engineering (Electrical Engineering / A.I. & Machine Learning). B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, from Arizona State University.

Work Experience: CEO & Co-Founder at Enabyl AI, patient artificial intelligence.

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Eilrayna Gelyana

From: Chicago, Illinois.

Education: Doctor of Medicine Candidate at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. B.A. in Neurobiology, secondary in Global Health & Health Policy from Harvard University.

Work Experience: Former Research Assistant at Harvard Medical School. Former Research Technologist at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Aded Yako

From: New York, New York.

Education: Doctor of Dental Surgery Candidate at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. B.S.E. in Chemical and Biological Engineering, Cum Laude, from Princeton University.

Work Experience: Peer tutor and online tutor at multiple companies.

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JAMES PETROS

From: Los Altos, California.

Education: Doctor of Medicine, with high honors, from Tulane University School of Medicine. M.B.A. from Cornell University. B.S. in Biological Sciences, Summa Cum Laude, from Santa Clara University.

Training: Orthopedic Surgery Residency from Stanford University School of Medicine.

Work Experience: Founder & CEO at Allied Pain & Spine Institute. Founder & Managing Partner at Trinity Surgery Center. Former Clinical Instructor at Stanford University School of Medicine.

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DIANA CHAMAKI

From: Berkeley, California.

Education: B.A. in Applied Mathematics, Minor in Physics, from UC Berkeley.

Work Experience: Researcher at Geballe Labs at Stanford University.

Assyrian Activism: Vice President at Assyrian Advisors.

 

 

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ZACHARY YOUKHANA

From: Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Education: B.S. in Physics and Mathematical Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Work Experience: Collaborator from MIT. Former Researcher for Ricochet Experiment at Institute of Nuclear Physics of Lyon.

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LEXIS BOUZA

From: Orange County, California.

Education: Doctor of Dental Surgery Candidate at New York University College of Dentistry. Post-Baccalaureate from UCLA Health Sciences. B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from Valparaiso University.

Work Experience: Current second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

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ANKEDO WARDA

From: Phoenix, Arizona.

Education: Doctor of Medicine Candidate at University of Arizona College of Medicine. B.S. in Exercise Science, Post-Baccalaureate in Biology and Toxicology/Pharmacology from Arizona State University.

Work Experience: Researcher in Molecular Endocrinology and Organic Chemistry at Arizona State University.

 

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MARY CHAMAKI

From: Palo Alto, California.

Education: Doctor of Law, Cum Laude, from UC Hastings College of the Law. B.S. in Political Science from Santa Clara University.

Work Experience: Corporate & Securities Associate at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati. Former Corporation Finance Intern at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Assyrian Activism: Vice President at Assyrian Advisors.

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ANTHONY DAOUD

From: San Diego, California.

Education: B.S. in Computer Science and B.A. in Engineering from Brown University.

Work Experience: Machine Learning Researcher at Goldman Sachs.

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Ohara Aivaz

From: Beverly Hills, California.

Education: Doctor of Medicine from Georgetown University School of Medicine. B.S. in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, from UC Irvine.

Work Experience: Dermatologist at Cedars-Sinai Medical Group. Former Resident Physician (Combined Dermatology & Internal Medicine Program) at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

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EMMANUEL SHAPERA

From: San Diego, California.

Education: Doctor of Medicine from UC San Diego. B.S in Human Biology and B.A. in Philosophy from UC San Diego.

Training: American Board of Surgery Certified General Surgery Residency at University of Nevada Reno.

Work Experience: Surgery Fellow at the Missouri Metabolic and Weight Loss Institute at University of Missouri.

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BENEEL BABAEI

From: San Jose, California.

Education: Doctor of Law from Columbia Law School, B.A in Political Science and English, Cum Laude, University of California, Davis.

Work Experience: Associate at Latham & Watkins

Assyrian Activism: Assyrian American Bar Association Member.

TAMRA KOZA

From: Sterling Heights, Michigan.

Education: Doctor of Law Candidate at University of Michigan Law School. B.S in International/Global Studies from University of Michigan.

Work Experience: Former Summer Associate at Bodman PLC.

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Paul Kako

From: Detroit, Michigan.

Education: Doctor of Law from University of Michigan Law School. B.A. in Political Science, Summa Cum Laude, from Wayne State University.

Work Experience: Legal Fellow and Staff Attorney at Detroit Economic Growth Corporation. Former Law Clerk at Ford Motor Company.

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PETER LAZARI

From: San Jose, California.

Education: Doctor of Dental Surgery Candidate at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from San Jose State University.

Assyrian Activism: Assyrian Advisors Vice President & Founder.

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ROBIN DAVID

From: Chicago, Illinois.

Education: Doctor of Medicine Candidate at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. M.A. in Medical Sciences from Loyola University Chicago. B.S. in Biology, Cum Laude, from Loyola University Chicago.

Work Experience: Former EMT. Former Research Assistant at Loyola University Chicago. Former Research Technologist at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Joseph Daniel

From: Chicago, Illinois.

Education: Master of Engineering Management (M.E.M.) from Northwestern University. Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Illinois. B.S., in Electrical Engineering, Cum Laude, from University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).

Work Experience: Senior Distribution Design Engineer at ComEd/Exelon Corporation.

Assyrian Activism: Former President of Assyrian Student Organization at UIC. 

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Danielle Yoesep

From: Chicago, Illinois.

Education: M.S. in Biotechnology from Northwestern University. B.S. in Neuroscience, Summa Cum Laude, from USC.

Work Experience: Graduate Student Researcher at Northwestern University. Former Research Assistant at USC Keck School of Medicine. Former Research Assistant at Stanford University School of Medicine.

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Isaac Sada

From: Turlock, California.

Education: Doctor of Medicine Candidate at UC San Diego School of Medicine. B.S. in Biology, Magna Cum Laude, from Stanislaus State University.

Work Experience: Work Experience: Medical Assistant, MCAT Tutor.

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Bridget Tatevossian

From: Los Angeles, California.

Education: Master of Health Administration, Magna Cum Laude, from USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. B.A. in Sociology from UCLA.

Work Experience: Quality Specialist at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. Former Administrative Resident at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital.

 

 

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MICHAEL NISSAN

From: Detroit, Michigan.

Education: Doctor of Medicine Candidate at Wayne State University School of Medicine. B.S.E. Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering from University of Pennsylvania.

Work Experience: Former Research Assistant at University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.

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AMANDA DAOUD

From: San Diego, California.

Education: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine Candidate at Midwestern University AZCOM. B.A. in Sociology, Minors in Biology and Chemistry, from University of San Diego.

Work Experience: Former Pharmacy Technician. Research Assistant at Midwestern University.

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RAMAN MICHAEL

From: Chicago, Illinois.

Education: Doctor of Medicine Candidate at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago (UIC). B.A. in Economics, Cum Laude, from Northwestern University.

Work Experience: FormerResearch Assistant at the Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary.

Assyrian Activism: Co-founder and Former Chair of Education of the Assyrian Student Association of Chicago. Founder of UIC Chapter of the Assyrian Student Association of Chicago.

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Tiffany Tatevossian

From: Los Angeles, California.

Education: Doctor of Medicine from the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine. M.P.H. and B.S. from UCLA.

Training: Internal Medicine Residency completed at New York Medical College at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center.

Work Experience: Physician at Kaiser Permanente. Former Physician at MD Partners of Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. Former Head Coordinator of the UCLA Stroke Student Research Program.

 

 

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Sami Somo

From: Chicago, Illinois.

Education: PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology. M.S. in Chemical Engineering and B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology.

Work Experience: Clinical Scientist at Abbott Heart Failure in Boston, MA.

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Flona Younan

From: Chicago, Illinois.

Education: M.S. in Medical Physics from University of Pennsylvania. B.S. in Biophysics from Loyola University Chicago.

Training: Medical Physics Resident at Mayo Clinic in Arizona.

Work Experience: Physicist at Rush Copley Medical Center in Aurora, IL.

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Daniel Coban

From: New York, New York.

Education: Doctor of Medicine Candidate at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. B.A. in Biology, Cum Laude, from Rutgers University.

Work Experience: Research Assistant at Rutgers Biomedical Sciences. Medical Scribe at Hackensack University Medical Center. Former Emergency Medical Technician.

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NATALIA ISSAK

From: Detroit, Michigan.

Education: Doctor of Dental Medicine from Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine. B.S. in Health Science from Oakland University.

Work Experience: Dentist at Redwood Dental Group.

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Paul Isaac

From: Chicago, Illinois.

Education: M.B.A. from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University.

Work Experience: Vice President of Sponsor Finance & Leveraged Lending at Capital One. Formerly with emerging market-focused private debt funds, the International Finance Corporation, and Citigroup Investment Banking.

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EILBRET DOOMAN

From: Los Angeles, California.

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy from USC School of Pharmacy. B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from UC Irvine.

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Cody Attisha

From: Detroit, Michigan.

Education: Doctor of Law, Cum Laude, from Wayne State University School of Law. B.S. in Accounting, Cum Laude, from Wayne State University.

Work Experience: Corporate Law Associate Attorney at Kerr Russel. Former Tax Associate at Ernst & Young.

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Hana Kallabat

From: Detroit, Michigan.

Education: Doctor of Medicine Candidate at Michigan State University College of Medicine. B.S. in Biological Sciences from Wayne State University (WSU).

Work Experience: Former Microbiology Supplemental Instructor at WSU, Former Perinatology Research Assistant at WSU SOM.

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NATHAN ESHOIEE

From: Orange County, California.

Education: Doctor of Dental Surgery Candidate at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry. B.S. in Biological Sciences from University of California Irvine.

Work Experience: Former Private tutor, Former Biological Researcher at University of California Irvine.

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Joy Mkrdichian

From: Chicago, Illinois.

Education: Doctor of Law from Chicago-Kent Law School, Certified Public Accountant, B.S. in Accounting from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

Work Experience: Partner, Corporate Law at Golan Christie Taglia LLP.

Assyrian Activism: Assyrian American Bar Associate Treasurer.

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Sevan Avakian

From: Chicago, Illinois.

Education: Doctor of Law, Cum Laude, from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. B.B.A. in Accounting and Economics from Loyola University Chicago.

Work Experience: Corporate Law Associate at Gould & Ratner LLP. Co-Founder of Jordan Avakian Group.

Assyrian Activism: Active member at the Assyrian American Bar Association.

 

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Nathan Abraham

From: Los Angeles, California.

Education: Doctor of Medicine from Loma Linda University. M.S. in Microbiology from Loma Linda University. B.S. in Biology from UC Riverside.

Work Experience: Cornea Fellow at UCLA. Former Ophthalmology Resident Physician at Howard University Hospital.

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Sargina Desargones

From: Phoenix, Arizona.

Education: Doctor of Law Candidate at Arizona State University College of Law. B.S. in Political Science, Cum Laude, from Northwestern University.

Work Experience: Former City of Chicago Mayor's Office Analyst - Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events.

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Karam Gagi

From: Detroit, Michigan.

Education: Doctor of Medicine Candidate at Michigan State University College of Medicine. B.S in Physiology from Michigan State University.

Work Experience: Former Research Assistant at Mercy Health.

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Ramin Zacharia

From: Chicago, Illinois.

Education: Certified Public Accountant. B.S. in Accountancy and Finance, Cum Laude, Minor in Political Science, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Work Experience: Co-Founder of RTD Insights, Former Investment Banker at William Blair & Company and Duff & Phelps.

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Laressa Bethishou

From: Los Angeles, California.

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Southern California. B.S in Biology from UCLA.

Work Experience: Assistant Professor of Pharmacy at Chapman University School of Pharmacy. Formerly Clinical Pharmacist at Stanford Health Care.

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Reemon Ashoty

From: Frisco, Texas.

Education: Doctor of Dental Surgery from UCLA School of Dentistry. Bachelor of Dental Surgery from University of Baghdad.

Work Experience: Co-Owner of Oak Dental, Texas.

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Justin Bobo

From: Chicago, Illinois.

Education: B.A. in Economics from Vanderbilt University.

Work Experience: Finance & Analytics Analyst at Grubhub. Former Investment Banking Analyst at Jefferies, Investments Analyst at GCM Grosvenor. Cofounder of Collar - a family office software company.

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MICHELLE HORMOZIAN

From: Los Angeles, California.

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy from USC School of Pharmacy.

Training: USC Community-Based Residency.

Work Experience: Clinical Pharmacist at USC Pharmacy.

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BELDANIN ASLANI

From: San Jose, California.

Education: M.S. Candidate in Mechanical Engineering at San Jose State University. B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Urmia University.

Work Experience: Mechanical Engineering Intern at Pragmatic Professional Engineers. Accounting Manager at Rusnak Associates.

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PAUL BENJAMIN

From: San Jose, California.

Education: B.S. in Mathematics and Applied Science from UCLA.

Work Experience: Director of Product Management at First Tech Federal Credit Union. Former Business Manager at Cisco.

Assyrian Activism: Co-founded AssyrianApp.com.

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CHRISTEN DINKHA

From: Chicago, Illinois.

Education: Doctor of Dental Surgery, with highest honors, from University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). B.S. in Biology, Summa Cum Laude, from UIC.

Work Experience: Owner at Perfect Smile Dental Spa.

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PETER WARDA

From: Los Angeles, California.

Education: Master of Public Policy from Pepperdine University. B.AS in Public Administration and International Security Conflict Resolution from San Diego State University.

Work Experience: Senior Account Executive, Elevate Public Affairs. Former Associate Vice President, The Musella Group.

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Eilrama Betkolia

From: Los Angeles, California.

Education: B.S. in Computer Science, Cyber Security Emphasis, from USC.

Work Experience: Director of Security Operations at The DigiTrust Group.

Assyrian Activism: Chairman at Assyrian Universal Alliance - Los Angeles Branch. Former Board Member at Saint Mary's ACOE.

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Jennifer Yoohanna

From: Los Angeles, California.

Education: M.B.A. from UCLA Anderson School of Management. M.S. in Global Medicine from USC Keck School of Medicine. B.S. in Biology from UCLA.

Work Experience: Global Brand Manager at Munchkin Inc, Former Student Services Advisor and Admissions Director at USC Global Medicine Program.

Assyrian Activism: Board Member at Assyrian Universal Alliance - Los Angeles Branch.

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Jayson Francis

From: San Diego, California.

Education: M.S. in Computer Science & Machine Learning at Georgia Institute of Technology. B.S in Computer Engineering from California State University, Sacramento.

Work Experience: Data Scientist, Satellite Engineering at Viasat Inc.

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Bernadet Babasi

From: Los Angeles, California.

Education: Doctor of Law from California Institute of Law, VenturaB.A. in Liberal Arts from California State University Northridge.

Work Experience: Managing Partner at The Law Offices of Bernadet Babasi. Former Associate Attorney at Dobe Law Group.

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TONY KALOGERAKOS

From: Chicago, Illinois.

Education: Doctor of Law from Western Michigan Law School. B.A. in Sociology from Loyola University, Chicago.

Work Experience: Primary Shareholder at Injury Lawyers of Illinois and New York.

Assyrian Activism: Founder of Assyrian American Bar Association. Sponsor for Shamiram Media, Assyrian Podcast, and ANB Sat.

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Monica Mikhael

From: Los Angeles, California.

Education: M.S. in Nursing from Johns Hopkins University. B.S. in Psychology from University of Oregon.

Work Experience: Nurse Resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

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Nicholas Al-Jeloo

From: Melbourne, Australia.

Education: PhD in Syriac Studies from University of Sydney, M.A. in World Religions from Leiden University, B.A. in Classical Hebrew from University of Sydney.

Work Experience: Lecturer in Classical Syriac at The University of Melbourne.

Assyrian Activism: Founder of The Assyria Institute, Former Board Member at Assyrian Aid Society of Australia, wrote Modern Aramaic-English Dictionary.

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Riva Israel

From: Phoenix, Arizona.

Education: M.S. in Medical Science, Physician Assistant, from Nova Southeastern University. B.S in Biology, Magna Cum Laude, from Grand Canyon University.

Work Experience: Physician Assistant at Banner Health Bariatric & General Surgery. Part-time Physician Assistant at AZ Sports & Spine Physicians.

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Anthony Narsi

From: Turlock, California.

Education: B.S. in Computer Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, from UC Santa Barbara.

Work Experience: Field Sales Engineer at Oracle.

Assyrian Activism: Board Member and Program Manager at Etuti Institute. Co-Founder and President of Central California Assyrian Student and Youth Association (CCASYA).

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Vivian Haji

From: Phoenix, Arizona.

Education: M.S. in Clinical Medical Science, Physician Assistant, from Barry University. B.S. in Life Science from Arizona State University.

Work Experience: Physician Assistant at Pleasant Pediatrics.

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JAMES BABANA

From: Chicago, Illinois.

Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy from Northwestern University. B.S in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from University of Illinois at Chicago.

Work Experience: Physical Therapist at Advanced Physical Therapy in Illinois.

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Ninweh Markos

From: Sydney, Australia.

Education: Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from University of Technology Sydney (UTS).

Work Experience: Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) exam tutor.

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Judith Hermis

From: Monterey, California.

Education: Certified Public Accountant. PhD in Accounting from University of Colorado at Boulder. B.S. in Accounting & Finance, Summa Cum Laude, from University of Virginia.

Work Experience: Assistant Professor of Accounting at Naval Postgraduate School.

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Ninib Baryawno

From: Stockholm, Sweden.

Education: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Harvard University, PhD from Karolinska Institutet, M.S. Biomedicine from Karolinska Institutet, B.S. in Biomedicine & Chemistry from Kalmar University.

Work Experience: Assistant Professor at Karolinska Institutet.

Assyrian Activism: Co-Founder & Secretary at Assyrians Without Borders.

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ADESSA KIRYAKOS

From: San Jose, California.

Education: M.Ed in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago. B.A. in Behavioral Science and Sociology from San Jose State University.

Work Experience: User Experience Manager at Strive for College. Former Academic Advisor.

Assyrian Activism: Assyrian Podcast Co-Producer, Bet Nahrain Assyrian Heritage Centre Board Member.

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BENIEL TAMRAZ

From: San Francisco, California.

Education: Doctor of Dental Surgery Candidate at University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. B.S. in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavioral Sciences from U.C. Davis.

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NICOLE WARDA

From: Chicago, Illinois.

Education: Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy. B.S. in Biology and Bioethics, from Loyola University Chicago.

Work Experience: Pharmacy Intern at CVS Pharmacy.

Assyrian Activism: Co-Founder of Assyrian Student Association at Loyola University, Chicago chapter.

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Joe Snell

From: Chicago, Illinois.

Education: M.S.J. in Politics, Policy and Foreign Affairs Journalism from Northwestern University. B.A. in Cinematic Arts Critical Studies, Minor in Business Law, from USC.

Work Experience: Fox Sports Media Group Executive Apprentice to Co-President and COO.

Assyrian Activism: Founder & Editor of The Assyrian Journal.

 

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Alex Samano

From: San Jose, California.

Education: B.S. in Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley.

Work Experience: Medical Assistant. SAT and ACT tutor.

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RACHEL SAMUEL

From: Martin, Tennessee.

Education: Doctor of Medicine Candidate at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, College of Medicine. B.S. in Biology, Magna Cum Laude, from Loyola University Chicago.

Work Experience: Research Assistant at St. Jude Children's Hospital. Former Research Assistant at Loyola University Chicago.

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Broneil Ishaya

From: San Francisco, California.

Education: Doctor of Dental Surgery Candidate at UC San Francisco. B.S. in Biology, Cum Laude, from Stanislaus State University.

Work Experience: Former DAT Instructor at Kaplan Test Prep.

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RAMSEN SHAMON

From: Chicago, Illinois.

Education: M.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University. B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Work Experience: Senior States Producer at POLITICO. Book (Contributor): Testing the Canon of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology.

Assyrian Involvement: News articles on the Assyrian experience regarding ISIS.

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Maryam Shamalta

From: San Jose, California.

Education: B.A. in Economics for HAN University of Applied Sciences.

Work Experience: Founder at Shamiram Media, a leading Assyrian media and video production company. Co-founder of Assyrian EmpowHER, an Assyrian women-empowering movement.

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AUGEN BATOU

From: Los Angeles, California.

Education: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Western University Of Health Sciences. B.A. in Integrative Biology from UC Berkeley.

Training: Internal Medicine residency at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX.

Work Experience: Hospital Medicine at Emanate Health in West Covina, CA. Former Major in the US Air Force, deployed to Iraq for Operation Inherent Resolve.

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NADINE KHEDRY

From: Los Angeles, California.

Education: Doctor of Law from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. B.A in Political Science, UC Merced.

Work Experience: Associate Attorney at Panish Shea & Boyle.

Assyrian Activism: Assyrian American Bar Association Member.

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MICHAEL ZIA

From: Chicago, Illinois.

Education: M.S. Candidate in Analytics at The University of Chicago. B.B.A. in Economics and Operations Management from Loyola University Chicago.

Work Experience: Senior Investigator at CME Group.

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KATHREN SHANGO

From: Detroit, Michigan.

Education: Doctor of Medicine Candidate at Wayne State University School of Medicine. B.S. in Biology, Psychology minor, from Wayne State University.

Work Experience: Research Assistant at John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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PAUL WARDA

From: Scottsdale, Arizona.

Education: MBA from Arizona State University. B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude, from the University of Arizona.

Work Experience: Principal Project Engineer at Honeywell Aerospace.

Affiliations/Certifications: American Mensa and Project Management Professional.

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LOUIS YAKO

From: Chicago, Illinois.

Education: PhD in Cultural Anthropology from Duke University. M.A. in Cultural Anthropology from Duke University. B.A. in English from University of Baghdad.

Work Experience: Writer, Journalist, International Relations Consultant, and Independent Post-Doctoral Researcher.

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MELINDA KHOSHABE

From: San Francisco, California.

Education: M.B.A. from UCLA Anderson School of Management. B.S. in Marketing from UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.

Work Experience: Marketing Operations Manager at Pandora Media.

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Jesse Canon

From: Chicago, Illinois.

Education: M.S. in Industrial Engineering from University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UIC.

Work Experience: Manufacturing Project Manager at HydraForce, Inc.

Assyrian Activism: Former Youth Committee Leader at Mar Gewargis ACOE.

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Savina Dawood

From: Erbil, Iraq.

Education: M.A. in Human Rights from University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. B.S. in Business Management from UKH in Erbil.

Work Experience: Financial Controller at Siemens.

Assyrian Activism: Co-Founder 0f Etuti Institute. Board Member of Gishru.

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Yousif Gagi

From: Troy, Michigan.

Education: Doctor of Dental Medicine from University of Pennsylvania. Swedish Dental License from Karolinska Institutet. Bachelor of Dental Surgery from University of Baghdad.

Work Experience: Dentist at Advanced Dentistry of Troy.

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NORA MATTI

From: Orange County, California.

Education: Doctor of Law Candidate at Georgetown Law. M.S. in Water Science, Policy & Management from University of Oxford. B.A in History from UCLA.

Work Experience: Water Science Researcher and Political Campaign Field Organizer.

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