SHARE Fellowship

The Thunderbird SHARE Fellowship is an original and proven scholarship / mentorship program and supportive community for exceptional Thunderbird students from developing countries.  

The goal of the program is to give promising talent the opportunity to take control of their future – and the future of their home regions – with an education from Thunderbird. At the same time, they bring their insight, cultural experiences and broad worldview to the school, enriching the student experience and the Thunderbird community through their unique perspectives. 

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SHARE is fully funded by private support




SHARE’s story  

In 2007 alumnus Marshall Parke ’77 began developing a plan to provide scholarships for students from developing countries who might otherwise not have the resources to attend Thunderbird. Parke's experience working in developing countries taught him that a degree is only half the battle. These students needed access to strong networks and professional mentoring as well. The idea was simple but compelling: to provide the same sort of support one would provide a family member, but to focus that attention on exceptional students from developing countries.

In response to these needs he founded the Thunderbird SHARE Fellowship an alumni-funded scholarship/mentorship program for students from emerging and developing countries. Since awarding its first scholarships in 2008, the program has attracted over forty alumni contributors and countless mentoring volunteers.

SHARE Executive Committee:

Marshall Parke '77
David Young '91
Kathryn Lindquist '84
Kim Wiehl '80
Susan Stevens '73

 

 

SHARE Group

“I am very grateful to you and proud to be a SHARE Fellow. I also wanted to reaffirm my commitment to actively participate in the SHARE program post-graduation both as a mentor and donor.”

David Grimaud ’13, Benin/Togo

SHARE’s Scholarship Component

Funded by alumni and friends of Thunderbird, SHARE ensures full tuition and expense money so its Fellows can participate fully in campus life, take advantage of unpaid internships, and attend optional academic programs. It truly levels the playing field - Fellows collaborate and compete on equal footing with economically privileged classmates.


SHARE’s Impact on the Alumni Community

Dozens of alumni have supported SHARE. There are many ways to participate:  Donating financially, mentoring, referring candidates, offering jobs or internships.    A typical SHARE Fellow interacts with at least 10 alumni, and graduates as a fully integrated and connected member of the alumni community. SHARE graduates stay in touch, and give back immediately to the school by mentoring others and eventually contributing financially.

 

 

Our SHARE Fellows

Since inception, the SHARE Fellowship Program has funded 68 scholarships for students from 34 countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. These recipients come from a wide range of professional backgrounds including technology, the nonprofit world, engineering, banking, agriculture, accounting, government, marketing, and academia. Seven recipients have been Fulbright scholars, and all have had outstanding academic records and a history of community involvement.

“My goal when I applied to Thunderbird was to have an international career and through business be able to create more prosperity. When I look at my experiences of the last 5 years it has totally surpassed my expectations. Can’t wait to see what comes ahead, cause now my dreams only get bigger and bigger.”
-Maria Teresa Morazon ’12, Honduras

Kelly Alvarez

Kelly Alvarez
Colombia
MGM ‘21

Kelly Alvarez is an Engineer / Project Manager with 10+ years’ experience in Fortune 500 companies where she has specialized in restructuring and coordinating work processes across functions and regions. Kelly has spent several years actively volunteering, and helped establish a foundation which provides food and education to children in northern Colombia. She has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the Universidad del Atlantico as well as PMP certification.

Brillarch (Bryce) Dayag
Philippines
MGM ‘21

Brillarch Amante (Bryce) M. Dayag II is a licensed veterinary surgeon and equine specialist experienced in both clinical diagnostics and the companion animal insurance industry. Originally from the Philippines, Bryce has held multiple roles internationally, including in the UK, Korea and UAE (Dubai). He speaks four languages and plans a career in business development in the healthcare/pharma sector.

Brillarch (Bryce) Dayag

Daud "Jos" Joseph
Indonesia
MGM ‘21

Jos Joseph is a transportation, logistics, agriculture, automotive and operations professional with over 17 years’ managerial experience. As Director of Operations for Jakarta’s largest public transportation company, Transjakarta, Jos oversaw the daily transportation of 822k+ passengers and led the team of 9,500 personnel that received honorable mention for the ITDP's 2020 Sustainable Transport Award. He is looking forward to expanding his managerial and operations expertise on a global level with Artificial Intelligence Transformation.

 

Maryglory Moshi

Maryglory Moshi
Tanzania
MGM ‘21

Originally from Tanzania, Maryglory Moshi earned bachelor’s degrees in Business Data Analytics and Psychology at Arizona State University as a MasterCard Foundation Scholar. She has worked in predictive analytics and machine learning and seeks to specialize in big data with a multinational consulting company. Her long term plan is to initiate a startup in East Africa that will provide guidance to women entrepreneurs.

Liona Muchenje

Liona Muchenje
Zimbabwe
MGM ‘21

Liona Muchenje earned a BA in Political Economy from UC Berkeley where she attended as a MasterCard Foundation Scholar and Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow (SURF.) Originally from Zimbabwe, she is experienced in conducting business research, using iterative design processes to influence marketing strategy and building a start-up from the ground up. Liona is an Instagram influencer with over 20,000 followers who look forward to her weekly vlogs aimed at inspiring youth in Zimbabwe.

Harrison Kamau

Harrison Kamau
Kenya
MGM ‘21

Harrison Kamau is an ICT manager with 12+ years’ experience leading high-end mega and strategic projects across the Middle East, China and Kenya. He holds a diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and a BS in Information Systems. A skilled IT project & service delivery manager and business analyst, Harrison excels at leading teams, managing organizational change, and mitigating risk. He looks forward a continued career in the iintegration of AI, big data and global management.

 

Achirin Peter

Achirin Peter
South Sudan
MGM ‘21

Achirin Peter is a graduate of the WP Carey School of Business at ASU where she was selected for Barrett, The Honors College. Originally from South Sudan, Achirin founded and served as Managing Director of MP International, an import company providing goods and supplies to both public and private industry customers. She is experienced in operations, logistics, finance and general management and looks forward to a global finance career.

William Bowei Zhu

William Bowei Zhu
China
MGM ‘21

Originally from Guangzhou, China, William earned a bachelor’s in Engineering Management from Arizona State University, where he was elected president of ASU-CSSA, the Chinese Students and Scholars Association, ASU’s largest student club (3000+ members.) He has started two companies in the US related to his facility for switching between US and Chinese business cultures, as well as his passion for the automotive industry.

Sneha Pujani

Sneha Pujani
India
MGM ‘21

Sneha Pujani earned a Bachelor’s in Telecoms Engineering and an MBA from the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies in Mumbai. She is a project management professional and engineer responsible for having managed over 130 IT projects for India’s largest telecoms operator. Additionally, she is an experienced writer/editor and active food and travel blogger. Sneha speaks four languages and looks forward to a role bridging tech and business for a multinational operating in fast-growing SE Asia.

 

 

SHARE’s Mentors

The program’s success depends on professionals who volunteer their personal time to guide individual SHARE Fellows.  Mentors choose their own commitment level, providing multiple opportunities for alumni engagement, such as a 20-minute chat about an industry or company, a resume review, or administering a mock interview. 

SHARE’s Unique Mentoring Model

SHARE Fellows receive full-tuition scholarships to study at Thunderbird, but the program is about more than money. Fellows also receive access to coaching and a global network of mentors, who work one-on-one with the Fellows to help them obtain internships and full-time employment upon graduation.

SHARE is unlike traditional mentor programs.  SHARE's unique offerings include individualized training, goal setting, tutoring, mentoring and high-level introductions from multiple experts and senior executives.  Unlike traditional mentorship programs, Fellows are taught business communication skills and networking techniques, then are given introductions so they can build their professional networks and develop their own mentoring relationships – skills which last a lifetime.  SHARE Fellows graduate with developed networks of executive mentors in their industries or geographies.

Mohamed Vall and Cedric

“As great and essential the financial component of SHARE was, the experience would not be complete without the mentorship/guidance component, which truly sets this program apart from any other scholarship.”

Mohamed Vall Mohamed ’16, Mauritania

Get Involved with SHARE

Donate

Overhead for the SHARE Fellowship has been paid for by a special gift so your donation can be applied to student tuition and expenses.

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For gift designation, select “Student Scholarships” then select “SHARE Fellowship” from the dropdown list that appears. 

Mentor

The SHARE mentor pool consists of professionals who are available for a variety of roles. The time commitment varies from a few minutes to an ongoing mentoring relationship, depending on the needs and interests of the mentors and Fellows.

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Hire

Hire a SHARE Fellow for an internship or special project adds professional, enthusiastic talent to your organization. Stipends may be available from SHARE to defray their travel or lodging costs.

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Refer

SHARE is always interested in exceptional candidates from developing countries, regardless of current residence or citizenship. The first step for applicants is to contact Thunderbird Admissions to determine eligibility.

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Contact SHARE

To learn more about the SHARE Fellowship, contact Program Director Maria Houle '87 at maria.houle@thunderbird.asu.edu.

Learn more about Thunderbird degrees, or contact Admissions at admissions.tbird@asu.edu, +1 602 978-7100 or 1 800 457-6966.

Past SHARE Scholars

Unis Taie

Unis Taie
Iraq
MGM ‘20

 

 

Pauline Nalumansi

Pauline Nalumansi
Uganda
MAGAM ‘20

 

 

Irene Kinyaguli

Irene Kinyaguli
Tanzania
MAGAM ‘19

 

 

Madit Yel

Madit Yel
South Sudan
MAGAM ‘19

 

 

Hala Al-Kasm

Hala Al-Kasm
Lebanon
MGM ‘19

 

 

Yagana Hafed

Yagana Hafed
Afghanistan
MGM ‘19

 

 

Yully Purwono

Yully Purwono
Indonesia
MGM ‘19

 

 

Vanessa Udo-Ema

Vanessa Udo-Ema
Nigeria
MGM ‘19

 

 

Rexcel LagareRexcel Lagare
Philippines
MGM ‘18


 

Han ZhangHan Zhang
China
MGM ‘18


 

Lemmy Gitahi

Lemmy Gitahi
Kenya
MGM ‘18



Annie Wambita Okanye

Annie Wambita Okanye
Kenya
MGM ‘18
East Africa Alumni Scholar

 

Laura Quintero

Laura Quintero
Colombia
MAGAM ‘18

 

 

Sebastian Sierra

Sebastian Sierra
Colombia
MGM ‘17

 

 

Fungai

Fungai Mandaza
Zimbabwe
MGM ‘17

 

 

Nana Oureya

Nana Oureya
Togo
MGM ‘17

 

 

Ayse

Ayse Ulgen
Northern Cyprus
MGM ‘17

 

 

Cedric Yumba

Cedric Yumba
Democratic Republic of Congo
MGM ‘17
DeVos Family Scholar

 

Donald Fungai Kurangwa

Donald Fungai Kurangwa
Zimbabwe
MGM ‘16
DeVos Family Scholar

 

Yazeed Ettaib

Yazeed Ettaib
Libya
MGM ‘16
DeVos Family Scholar

 

Faduma-Dhool Mohamed

Faduma-Dhool Mohamed
Kenya of Somali origin
MAGAM ‘17
East Africa Alumni Scholar

 

Fatima “Bahar” HeravyFatima "Bahar" Heravy
Afghanistan
MAGAM ‘17
DeVos Family Scholar

 

Soukaina LamraniSoukaina Lamrani
Morocco
MAGAM ‘17
DeVos Family Scholar

 

Himanshu Kaul SahibHimanshu Kaul Sahib
India
MBA '16
DeVos Family Scholar

 

Nghia Trong (Vince) VuNghia Trong (Vince) Vu
Vietnam
MBA '16
Fulbright Scholar

 

Abdul Ghani PopalAbdul Ghani
Afghanistan
MBA '16
Fulbright Scholar

 

Stefan DyulgerovStefan Dyulgerov
Bulgaria
MBA '15
DeVos Family Scholar

 

Mohamed Vall Mohamed AhmedMohamed Vall Mohamed Ahmed
Mauritania
M
BA '16
DeVos Family Scholar

 

Madiha NasrullahMadiha Nasrullah
Pakistan
MBA '16
Fulbright Scholar

 

Xiaobo (Kyle) LuoXiaobo (Kyle) Luo
China
MBA '15
China Alumni Scholar

 

Tingli WanTingli Wan
China
MBA '15
DeVos Family Scholar

Nodir “Nick” NurimbetovNodir "Nick" Nurimbetov
Uzbekistan
MBA '15
DeVos Family Scholar

 

Raouf ChebriRaouf Chebri
Algeria
MBA '15
DeVos Family Scholar

 

Shehab BadawiShehab Badawi
Egypt
MBA '15
DeVos Family Scholar

 

Tenzing “Pela” NepaliTenzing "Pela" Nepali
Nepal of Tibetan origin
MS Global Management ’14 and MBA ’15 
DeVos Family Scholar

 

Barry Kofi KingBarry Kofi King
Ghana
MBA '14

 

Panek Biar Ajak

Panek Biar Ajak
South Sudan
MBA '14

 

 

Zihao (Eric) WangZihao (Eric) Wang
China
MBA '14
China Alumni Scholar

 


Uchkun TokhirovUchkun Tokhirov
Uzbekistan
MBA '14
DeVos Family Scholar
Barbara and Craig Barrett Honors Scholar

 

Vi BraunVi Braun
Vietnam
MBA '14
DeVos Family Scholar

 

Borijan BorozanovBorijan Borozanov
Macedonia
MBA '14
Fulbright Scholar
Barbara and Craig Barrett Honors Scholar

 

Van TranVan Tran
Vietnam
MBA '13
DeVos Family Scholar

 

Barry NyaukeBarry Nyauke
Kenya
MS Marketing '13
DeVos Family Scholar
Barbara and Craig Barrett Honors Scholar

 

Giang PhamGiang Pham
Vietnam
MBA '13
Barrett Scholar



Kseniia MedvedievaKseniia Medvedieva
Ukraine
MBA '13
Barrett Scholar

 

David GrimaudDavid Grimaud
Togo/Benin
MBA '13

 

 

Pragya UpretyPragya Uprety
Nepal
MBA '12

 

 

Lan NguyenLan Nguyen
Vietnam
MBA '12
Harry Cockrell Scholar

 

Maria Teresa MorazanMaria Teresa Morazan
Honduras
MBA '12
Fulbright Scholar

 

Onyeka AzikeOnyeka Azike
Nigeria
MS in Global Management '12
Barrett Scholar

 

Vadym ZukinVadym Zukin
Ukraine
MS Finance '11

 

 

Reem NassarReem Nassar
Jordan
MBA
Queen Rania Scholar 

 

Juan Bernardo PomboJuan Bernardo Pombo
Costa Rica / Colombia
MBA '11

 

 

Thanh Loan MaThanh Loan Ma
Vietnam
MBA '11

 

 

Lilian MrambaLilian Mramba
Tanzania
MBA '10

 

 

Tettey Wilson-TeiTettey Wilson-Tei
Ghana
MS Finance ’09 and MBA ’11

 

 

Edgardo Paredes TuestaEdgardo Paredes Tuesta
Peru
MBA '10
Fulbright Scholar '10

 

Hao DiepHao Diep
Vietnam
MBA '10
Fulbright Scholar '10

 

Pellagia Muliba GambizaPellagia Muliba Gambiza
Zimbabwe
MA, Global Affairs and Management '10