USG Exchange Alum Launch First-ever Alumni Association

The U.S. Embassy-funded Qatari-American Cultural Exchange Association hosted its inaugural meeting on February 20, 2018, in which roughly 45 alumni from U.S Embassy-sponsored exchange programs participated.  Public Affairs Officer Carissa Gonzalez opened the event by congratulating the Embassy’s alumni community for this significant accomplishment several years in the making, encouraging alumni members in attendance to serve their association by serving on various committees.  The alumni association’s mission is to build a stronger network of alumni to promote greater U.S.-Qatari collaboration and exchanges.  Yasmian Al-Sharshani, member of the Qatari National Golf team and an alumna of the U.S. Department of State’s Global Sports Mentoring Program, was enthusiastic about the opportunities presented by this association in the area of sports, and specifically golf, promotion.