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Mechanical engineering graduate Mohamed Alkatheeri, left, helps fellow Youth Assembly delegates sell photos to benefit families experiencing poverty.

International Student Gains Inspiration at the UN

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International Student Gains Inspiration at the UN

May 22, 2018
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UA Engineering senior with ambitions in renewable energy mingles with ambassadors and students and learns how to kickstart sustainability initiatives.

To say Mohamed Alkatheeri is enthusiastic about the future is an understatement. The native of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, recently graduating from the University of Arizona with a major in mechanical engineering and a minor in math, but his interests run much further.

Volunteer work and a passion for renewable energy drive his motivation for a better world, and this spring he fueled his global ambitions by participating in the 21st session of the Youth Assembly in New York City.

Held at United Nations headquarters twice a year, the Youth Assembly brings together promising young delegates from around the world who are committed to community service and interested in sustainable development.

When you see youth from all over the world with something to talk about, it makes you want to start so many projects. I learned how to start an initiative, how to get it going, and how to promote it.”