This month, Smith welcomed ten female Iraqi undergraduates from the College of Science for Women at the University of Baghdad. The students are participating in the State Department’s NeXXt Scholars Initiative, which is encouraging young women from Muslim-majority countries to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math through partnerships with U.S. women’s colleges.
Smith alumna Sandra Laney '96, MA '02 developed the NeXXt Scholars Program.
The recently created NeXXt Scholars Program is a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and American women’s colleges. The program is designed to increase opportunities for women from Muslim-majority countries to pursue undergraduate degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) [...]
Farah Pandith '90 has worked for a variety of government agencies, including the State Department, the National Security Council, and the US Agency for International Development.
Farah Pandith ’90, Special Representative to Muslim communities for the State Department, has been named one of Washington’s 100 Most Powerful Women by The Washingtonian.
According to the [...]