Malak Abdulhamied

Herndon Program & Outreach Associate


Since last year Malak has developed extensive knowledge and experience in managing effective outreach and communication strategies with external partners. Has worked as a program officer in a non profit organization increased her academic background as a strategy planner and public policy maker.

Malak has seven years of professional experience in diplomacy, protocols,   administrative and finance working with the Diplomatic Corp, Foreign Affairs Ministry of the Republic of Yemen, advocacy and lobbying as a passion towards human rights specifically women rights. In addition she is skilled in negotiations, diplomatic ceremonial and protocol. Malak has done her post graduation in Public Affairs from Institute d’Etudes Politiques  de Paris / Sciences Po, Paris, France, and this empowered her with techniques of research methods. She is originally form Yemen, where she received her Bachelors degree in Political Science from Sana’a University. She is a dedicated and passionate professional with good academic background and international experience working in government and non profit organizations.  She has knowledge of Arabic, English, Basic French & Basic Hindi.

Her passion as a woman is to always take the first step. Malak believes that inside each and every one of us is a champion and leader. Women can always be ahead of men or be besides men, but never behind them taking a back seat.

You can contact Malak through email at



Anne Lisberth Jean

Rockville Program Outreach & Associate

AAnne-Lisberth-Jeannne Lisberth is a Mentor and Activist for Women’s Economic Empowerment at EmpowerWomen/UN WOMEN, Anne Lisberth focuses on initiating and facilitating leadership training programs. She is an expert in activism and monitoring for young, vulnerable women and has developed skills in gender equality, youth education and women’s rights. She working to improve life of young women and fresh graduate student in Haiti through social development, action plan and project on her community for more self-reliance and community leadership involvement. During her fellowship in the United States, Anne Lisberth hopes to learn about conflict resolution and inter-cultural dialogue, while also developing her skills in project management, facilitating trainings in Entrepreneurship. Upon returning from the Community Solutions Program, Anne plans to implement an ETS program in Haiti in partnership with the PADF(Pan American Development Foundation) and to continue providing leadership training to women so they may become empowered contributors to their communities.

You can contact Lisberth through email at


Marina Feliciano Castillo

Alexandria Program & Development Associate


Originally from Brazil, Marina came to the United States when she was 15 years old to study, learn other languages and cultures.  Marina is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, English and in addition, she has 10 years of experience in Immigration and Personal Injury Law. Marina is currently a full-time student at Florida International University pursuing her bachelors in International Relations with minors in Supply Chain and National Security. She is also pursuing a concentration course in Global Diplomacy at the University of London.

Her passion for women empowerment, human rights, humanitarian Law and international organizations make her a great addition to EWI.

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Anastasia Megid

Rockville Programs, Monitoring & Evaluation Fellow


Anastasia Megid has 7 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and earned a MA in International Relations and minor in Foreign Languages from the Omsk State University in Russia. Anastasia is training and capacity building specialist with professional experience in program management civil society empowerment, leadership development, community building, and sustainability. While working as project manager and coordinator for Social Project for Transgender People “LAVERNA” – an initiative that she has launched in Siberia, Anastasia has helped to build and develop the capacity of transgender communities in Siberia and has worked on women’s empowerment in the region ensuring access of marginalized communities to professional, leadership, safety and economic support and development. Previously, Anastasia worked with community-based human rights organizations to advance human rights education and advocate for the rights of LGBTQI individuals and raise awareness about the discrimination and hate crimes in the country. Anastasia has worked as a coordinator in Siberia for American Councils for International Education promoting and strengthening youth leadership development and civil society empowerment in Siberia region. She has vast experience in coordinating regional projects, developing and conducting regional and international training with different international stakeholders, such as US Embassy, European Youth Center, TGEU, UN Women, IGLYO, and ILGA-Europe. Through these experiences, Anastasia developed strong coordination and project development and implementation skills. Anastasia has a strong passion for women’s rights, peace and conflict resolution and community building and leadership development.

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