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ABOUTUS

The UYO team is composed of students and young professionals who support the organization on a volunteer basis outside of their educational pursuits and careers.

Our Team

Jasur Abdullin

James Madison University '17

B.S.,Economics & Spanish

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Jasur is an enthusiastic Uyghur American professional who is currently building a career within the capital markets and investment banking industry. As an avid learner, he takes interest in economics, finance, politics, technology, philosophy, and history. Passionate about strengthening and growing the Uyghur community in the U.S., Jasur has been an active participant in various cultural, political, and social events in the Uyghur community. His main goal is to help other young Uyghurs build an excellent academic record and a prosperous career. During his free time, he enjoys engaging in debates, networking, lifting, hiking, reading, and spending time with family.

Varis Abdullin

George Mason University '15

B.S.,Info Sys & Ops Management

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Varis is a young professional working within the U.S. government contracting industry with a focus on corporate strategy and management consulting. He believes that UYO is the perfect platform for professionals to mentor Uyghur youth and prepare them for their career. He envisions that UYO will continue to grow globally and inspire youth by promoting the value of education, providing opportunities to enjoy Uyghur culture, building lifelong friendships, and empowering them to become leaders within our community.  During his spare time, Varis enjoys spending time with his family, networking, playing sports, hiking, reading, and traveling. 

Zulkayda Mamat

MIT '19

B.S.,Biological Engineering

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Zulkayda is a student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and currently pursuing a degree in Biological Engineering. She is passionate about fostering high-quality and accessible higher education, building impact and community-focused projects, and conducting neuroscience/psychology research. She is dedicated to fostering a community of intellectually-engaged, impact-driven, and tradition-conscious Uyghur youth who are prepared to become leading citizens of their communities. She enjoys writing about diverse cultural issues as well as impromptu adventures from her travels. During her spare time, she enjoys painting, having long philosophical conversations, and conducting random social experiments.

Contributors

A special thanks to our contributors who supported in the development and launch of Uyghur Youth Organization.

Munawwar Abdulla

Australian National University '14

BMedSci, Clinical Lab Science

UNSW Australia '15

B.S.,Neuroscience

UNSW Australia '18

MSc., Physiology and Pharmacology

Aydin Anwar

Duke University '19

B.A., Intl. Comparative Studies

Irade Jilili

University of Mary Washington '16

B.S.,Computer Science

Jasur Abdullin

James Madison University '17

B.S.,Economics & Spanish

Varis Abdullin

University of Mary Washington '16

B.S.,Computer Science

JOIN THE TEAM!

We are currently accepting applications from motivated Uyghur youth who are passionate about empowering the Uyghur youth and strengthening the Uyghur community! If you are interested in becoming a member of the Uyghur Youth Organization management team, then click the "Apply" button below to view our open positions!