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WE Lead Graduation
The inaugural class of WE Lead scholars from Afghanistan, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and Tunisia were back in Dallas last week to present their personal leadership projects and complete the 5-month program. They celebrated their graduation with a Q&A session and dinner with President and Mrs. Bush.
While in the United States for Module 3, the scholars also spent time in Washington, D.C., visiting the Supreme Court, the White House Historical Association, and the U.S. Department of State.
Read recent posts from WE Lead scholars:
Miriam Spradling serves as Senior Manager, Communications for the George W. Bush Presidential Center, where she focuses on the Bush Institute’s global initiatives.
Prior to joining the Bush Center, Miriam was an Assistant Director of External Relations at Stanford Law School, managing recent graduate engagement, direct appeals, and the class gift campaign. Before Stanford, Miriam worked for MD Anderson Cancer Center as a Communications Specialist. In that role, she provided writing, video production, and media relations support. Miriam also worked for ABC13 in Houston as an Associate Producer.
Miriam graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in business. As a student, she completed multiple internships, including roles with former Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Monthly, ESPNU, and ABC News.Full Bio
Strengthening Egypt’s Refugee Programs
WE Lead Scholar Noha Sebaiee shares how critical international support in Egypt is to helping asylum seekers build successful futures.
Women’s Economic Participation in Afghanistan
WE Lead Scholar Shahnaz Nasr shares how she is fostering economic empowerment for women in Afghanistan.