CLS Program News


Qimmah Najeeullah
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Qimmah Najeeullah is an alumna of the 2015 CLS Arabic program in Madaba, Jordan. She grew up in Maryland in a multi-ethnic Muslim home, so global citizenship has always been a basic value of her life. She is currently the Program Manager / SEVIS Coordinator in the Division of International Affairs at Morgan State University. When she is not traveling the world (she has been to 26 countries), she i...

Kathryn Robison
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Kathryn (Kat) Robison is an alumna of the 2015 CLS Turkish program in Ankara, Turkey. She is from Raleigh, North Carolina, and is currently a Ph.D. student and graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alabama. (Her college basketball team loyalty is split between UNC and her alma mater, the University of Arizona.) When she’s not insanely busy with her...

Garik Sadovy
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Garik Sadovy is an alumnus of both the 2012 and 2015 CLS Indonesian programs in Malang, Indonesia. He is currently an incoming PhD candidate in oceanography and climate sciences at Scripps Institute of Oceanography at UC San Diego. When he’s not doing research, he likes to read, sing, dive, and write Indonesian poetry. He’s a Texas native, has spent many years in North Carolina, has lived in Polan...

Liz Thomas
Alumni Profile
Alumni Ambassador

Elizabeth (Liz) Thomas is an alumna of both the 2013 and 2014 CLS Bangla programs in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is a Foreign Service kid, and grew up in Sri Lanka, India, Morocco, and France before moving back to the United States for college; she has worked in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, as well as Atlanta, Georgia and Bethesda, Maryland. She currently lives in Washington, D.C., where she works ...