Avan Soufy

Avan is a dynamic and successful student leader and events organizer both at the University of Kurdistan – Howler (UKH), in Erbil, Iraq, where she is studying for a B.A. in Politics and International Relations, and at the Université Sciences-Po, in Paris, France, where she is currently spending a term.

 As member of the Education Department of the UKH Student Union, Avan has been instrumental in hosting and assisting with the organization of a number of events in recent years, such as the 2012 International Women’s Day Conference at UKH, and the 2014 TEXxUKH event. In October 2014, Avan was chosen to participate as Kurdistan Ambassador to the One Young World summit meeting in Dublin, Ireland, where she gave a speech on behalf of the Kurdish delegation.

 Avan is fluent in Dutch, English, German, and Kurdish and in addition to her public speaking experience, she brings to AST important leadership, organizational, and marketing skills as student activist and young entrepreneur. She is therefore ideally suited for her new role as AST Director - Student Services, and we look forward to having her as member of our team for many years to come.