Heritage: Dominican–Syrian American
School: University of Georgia
Major: Political Science, concentration in International Relations
Adel Antonio Almazawi
Heritage: Dominican–Syrian American
Adel Almazawi was born in Orlando, Florida, to immigrant parents. His father is from Syria, and his mother is from the Dominican Republic. He is in his second year of college at the University of Georgia, following his passion for geopolitics and majoring in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations. Throughout his time as a student, he has completed two independent studies in Hamburg, Germany, with hopes of returning in the future. He was also a part of the Gwinnett County Bar Association’s Law Explorers, which introduced high school students to the legal field.
Adel hopes to one day become an advocate for those without a voice and hopes this internship will be a valuable steppingstone into the field of politics.
School: Florida International University, Honors College
Major: International Relations, minor in Political Science
Annett Reyes-Alvarez is a Cuban-American undergraduate senior student from Florida International University, Honors College, pursuing a bachelor’s degree in international relations with a minor in political science. Ever since she was young, she has been fascinated by different cultures and how they interact. As she learned more about global politics and diplomacy, she knew she wanted to pursue a career in foreign affairs.
Throughout her academic career, she has taken various courses that deepened her understanding of global issues, from human rights to international security. She also had the opportunity to intern for the Honorable Frederica S. Wilson, the representative of her district, where the staff showed her the inner workings of the House of Representatives and the many responsibilities that come with a career there.
Ultimately, she aims to work for a non-profit organization or think tank where she can use her skills and passion to make a difference in the world.
Guillermo Ernesto Lemus
School: Bringham Young University-Idaho
Major: International Studies, focused on Public Policy and Administration
Guillermo Lemus is a dynamic and recent graduate poised to make his mark in international affairs. A Montreal native with Salvadoran roots, Guillermo’s unique heritage has shaped his passion for global dynamics and public policy.
Having just concluded his studies at Brigham Young University-Idaho (BYU-I), Guillermo obtained a degree in International Studies, concentrating on Public Policy and Administration. Fluent in French, Spanish, and German from his formative years, Guillermo’s multilingual foundation enabled him to form cultural connections that transcend borders. During his tenure at BYU-I, Guillermo embraced the opportunity to learn English and Arabic, further enriching his linguistic arsenal. This linguistic versatility facilitated meaningful interactions with C-level executives from distinguished companies such as Uber, DoorDash, and Airbnb. His language skills opened doors to international business and deepened his understanding of cross-cultural intricacies.
Guillermo showcased his commitment to academic excellence and community leadership as an esteemed Alpha Sigma Pi society member. His enthusiasm for global affairs and public policy manifested through active involvement in discussions and initiatives to address pertinent global challenges.
Endowed with an incisive analytical understanding and an unwavering commitment to unraveling complex geopolitical puzzles, Guillermo is now poised to augment his skill set and expand his professional network. His next venture entails pursuing a Master’s in Nonproliferation and Terrorism at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. This new chapter in his journey reflects his steadfast dedication to enhancing global security and stability.