AEYN has launched pilot Chapters in NYC, Boston and Washington, DC. Chapters are the cornerstone of AEYN’s community building and program development efforts and will play a pivotal role in establishing a local AEYN presence, organizing social and educational events, and developing partnerships with local institutions that support the advancement of youth. Each Chapter is led by our Chapter Presidents who serve as AEYN representatives in their respective cities – their duties include coordinating fellows and volunteers, planning and implementing events, and conducting outreach for AEYN in the area. Chapter Presidents are supported by Chapter Fellows in each city, who are proactive members of the community who volunteer their time to strengthen the AEYN community. To learn more and get involved in your local chapter, click below.

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Meet our Chapter Presidents

amir2-homeEsraa Soliman

New York

Esraa Soliman is a student at Hunter College, and an aspiring doctor majoring in Biochemistry and Special Honors with a minor in Music History and Literature. At Hunter College, she is part of the Undergraduate Student Government, serves as the President of the Minority Association of Pre-medical Students and works in a Chemistry lab. With MAPS, she creates and presents events that will benefit students who wish to pursue a career in medicine and also helps provide them with the networks and resources necessary to succeed in their endeavors. Esraa is also a research assistant with the Children’s Environments Research Group in NYC, where she explores her interest in improving children’s lives internationally and the conditions in which they live in.

Jonathan HafferkampJonathan Hafferkamp

Washington D.C.

Jonathan Hafferkamp works for the Partnership for Public Service in Washington, DC. Born and raised in Washington State, Jonathan recently earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University, double-majoring in Asian Middle Eastern Studies (Arabic) and International Comparative Studies (Middle East). He also completed a certificate in Markets and Management, and was involved on campus with tutoring for the Duke Writing Studio, mentoring with Peer for You, and editing for Juhood Journal of North African and Middle Eastern Affairs. Through various programs and volunteer opportunities over the past four years, Jonathan has studied in Egypt, Qatar, Jordan, Switzerland, and Israel.

magdey2-homeSalma Mohamed


Salma Mohamed is an American-Egyptian living in Boston. She is currently pursuing a degree in Finance at Northeastern University. She hopes to become a financial advisor in the future as well as work towards advocating for social equality.