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Doctoral grad fosters the sustainability movement

May 15, 2015

Omaya Ahmad, who is completing her doctorate in Arizona State University's School of Sustainability, has spent the past decade thriving in her academic career, most recently with the Biodesign Institute Center for Sustainable Health’s Sustainability Science Education project.

Her dissertation research focuses on accessibility and movement as a medium of population well-being, specifically in the West Bank, Palestine.

Away from academia, Ahmad works as a professional dancer with two local dance companies, Movement Source Dance Company and AZDance Group.

Upon graduation, she hopes to use her sustainable development knowledge at a position within government or a large international organization, and continue her academic pursuits in a new project in Palestine.

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