Introducing the 2013-2014 Cohort

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a dynamic and innovative program that brings career professionals from around the globe to 17 universities in the US for professional development, non-degree coursework and technical training. UC Davis has been administering this program for over 20 years. It is funded by the Department of State and overseen by the Institute for International Education.

In August 2013 we welcomed 11 Humphrey Fellows who are outstanding individuals and leaders in government, academia, and the social and private sectors. The Fellows are here for 10 months, gaining experience and knowledge as well as enhancing their professional networks in the areas of agriculture, rural development, environmental sciences and renewable energy.

While here, the Humphrey Fellows attend classes, conferences and workshops; engage in community service projects; and serve as both disciplinary experts and cultural ambassadors, ultimately benefiting not just their home countries but also the UC Davis campus and Davis community at large.

The administrative offices of the UC Davis Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program are located on the second floor of the International House, Davis (I-House).

2013-2014 Program Brochure (pdf)




Dr. Suad Badri


Assistant Professor/Senior Lecturer
Ahfad University for Women

Luz Graciela Cruz


R&D Project Manager
National Secretariat of Science, Technology & Innovation

Zineb Djelfaoui Ep Babi


Department of Agricultural Services

Gyuserb Kim

South Korea

Deputy Director
Budget Division
Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries

Sintayehu Admas Mekonnen


Associate Researcher in Plant Genetics
Institute of Biodiversity Conservation

Diógenes Aires de Melo


Civil Engineer Specialist in Waste Treatment
Companhia de Urbanizaçäo de Goiânia (COMURG)

Fakhir Mustafa Mohammed


Senior Geologist
Irrigation Directorate, Dohuk, Iraq

Munazza Jaleel Naqvi


Programme Officer
Environment & Climate Change Unit
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Armel Odilon Nganzi-Kopialo

Central African Republic

DCOP/Director of Program
Property Rights & Artisanal Diamond Development Project (USAID)

Shafat Sultan


Technical Officer to Commissioner/Secretary
Science & Technology Department
Government of Jammu & Kashmir

 Swe Swe Win


Programme Officer
United Nations World Food Programme