Global Alumni Network

Nearly 9,529 UA alumni live outside of the United States, and the number is growing. The University of Arizona Alumni Association keeps you connected to your alma mater and to each other. No matter where you live, there are many ways to stay engaged:

  • Become an Alumni Association member
    • It changes the lives of students through scholarship and leadership programs
    • It is the foundation for key alumni programs that grow the Wildcat Nation
    • It creates a global network of alumni connecting Wildcats to the UA and each other
    • It preserves our treasured heritage and traditions
    • Plus, you get some cool benefits!
  • Become a UA Global Ambassador
    • Connect UA alumni who live in your country or region
    • Be a contact for faculty who are visiting or doing research in your country/region
    • Talk to students who are interested in studying in the US about considering the University of Arizona
    • Connect with UA students who are studying abroad in your country/region.

Where are you now? Be part of the Global Network 

 

 

Meet your Global Ambassadors

The UA Alumni Ambassadors program is a partnership between the UA Alumni Association and the UA Office of Global Initiatives. The program engages alumni volunteers around the world who act as liaisons for the University and the Alumni Association in their home countries.

Whether you live in the region, or happen to be traveling there, take a moment to connect with a fellow Wildcat. After all, we share a common bond with our alma mater — and each other. 

Australia

162 UA Alumni in Australia

Brett Moore '10, Brisbane

Brett earned a BS in regional development and business management. While at the UA he played rugby and still follows Wildcat rugby. He is employed as business development manager for Esri Australia.

Brett is eager to connect with other Wildcats living in or traveling to Australia and has created LinkedIn accounts for Arizona Wildcats Biz Networks, University of Arizona Rugby, and University of Arizona – Australia Alumni.

Contact Brett at Brettmoore587@gmail.com.

Chile

43 UA alumni in Chile

Mario F. Illanes ‘74, Valparaiso

Mario graduated from the College of Business and Public Administration where he studied Labor Relations, Personnel Administration and Marketing. He also played Rugby.

Mario is now retired. He is interested in developing Wildcat alumni networks in Chile.

Contact Mario at rightdir@gmail.com

China

1101 UA alumni in China

Si Xu ’10, Chengdu

Si graduated with an MS in Environmental Engineering. After receiving his degree he lived briefly in Texas then returned home to Chengdu. He is now an engineering consultant.

Si wants to develop a Wildcat network in Chengdu, work with new student recruitment, and be a contact for UA faculty and students who visit the region.

Contact Si at superadamhsu@gmail.com

China

1101 UA alumni in China

Desmond Fang  ‘01, Shanghai

Desmond is employed with AKP Capital and wants to give back to the UA by expanding the university’s presence in Asia.

While studying at the Eller College, Desmond was active with Alpha Kappa Psi, Delta Sigma Phi, and the Order of Omega.

Contact Desmond at desmond.fang@gmail.com

China

1101 UA alumni in China

Matthew Ryan  ‘10, Hong Kong

Matt graduated from the Eller College with a finance degree in business administration. While at the University of Arizona, Matt served as treasurer of Sigma Chi and Order of Omega. He was also a member of the Financial Management Association. Upon graduating, he worked as a financial analyst for Boeing in Seattle but in 2012 decided to pursue his global interests and moved to Hong Kong where he took a position with a global manufacturing firm.

Matt completed his MBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and currently works as head of business development for Tri-Wall Limited, where he is responsible for global acquisitions and setting up subsidiaries in new markets. Matt is excited for the opportunity to connect with fellow Wildcats and speak with prospective students. 

Contact Matt at mvryan1@gmail.com

Germany

237 UA alumni in Germany

Jonathan Rummel '13, Berlin

Jonathan graduated from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences with a degree in political science and Italian. He also was involved with the College of Humanities' Student Ambassadors and CIAO Italian Club. Jonathan currently lives in Berlin where he is studying at the Hertie School of Governance. Jonathan is eager to facilitate a strong and connected UA alumni network in Berlin and Germany.

Contact Jonathan at j.rummel@mpp.hertie-school.org

 

India

758 UA alumni in India

Ashok Ahuja ’65, New Delhi

Ashok is self-employed as a consulting engineer. As a student he was active in sports and was named an honorary citizen of Tucson by the mayor of Tucson.

Ashok would like to facilitate partnerships to enhance UA’s presence in India.

Contact Ashok at ashahuja@gmail.com or +91.981.104.6387

Join the India network on LinkedIn.

India

758 UA alumni in India

Akash Jain ’10, Delhi

Akash graduated from the Eller College of Management with an MBA, entrepreneurship. While he was at the UA he was active with Net Impact, Habitat for Humanity, and Business Case Competitions.

He is co-founder of Reka Global Water Ltd. Akash would like to develop a UA Alumni Network in Delhi.

Contact Akash at akashjain.aj@gmail.com or +91.783.827.3834

Join the India network on LinkedIn.

Indonesia

166 UA alumni in Indonesia

Esterlyta "Lyta" Pandjaitan '01, Jakarta

A member of the Indonesian Student Association while a student at the UA, Esterlyta “Lyta” Pandjaitan graduated from the College of Engineering in 2001 and is now a telecommunication consultant in Jakarta.

She is connected with several Wildcat alumni in Jakarta, and she would like to reach out to the rest of the country to help Wildcats stay connected and support the UA in Indonesia.  

Contact Lyta at esterlyta.pandjaitan@gmail.com

Ireland

25 UA alumni in Ireland

Jim Gorman ’97, Dublin

Earning a BS in Physiology from the College of Science, Jim competed on the Club rugby team and various other intramural sports.

Jim is a senior health promotion officer at Health Service Executive in Dublin. He is interested in developing an alumni network in Ireland, acting as liaison for visiting faculty and students, and helping with new student recruitment.

Contact Jim at jgorman_ua@yahoo.com

Israel

74 UA alumni in Israel

Tel Aviv Beaches

Lili Sehayek Niv ‘98

Lili earned an LLM in International Trade Law from the James E. Rogers College of Law. She is currently enrolled in the law school’s Doctor of Juridical Science – SJD – in International Trade and Business Law.

Lili is willing to help facilitate contacts and alumni networks in Israel. Don’t hesitate to contact her for any matter she can help with.  

Contact Lili at lilisn@email.arizona.edu

Italy

60 UA alumni in Italy

Gabriella (Albanese) Luna '85 and Roque Luna '86, Venice

Gabriella and her husband, Roque, moved to Venice 17 years ago and spent several years in Milan before that. Gabriella was born in Italy and returned to her home country shortly after graduating from the UA in 1985, where she taught Italian and received her MA in Linguistics. Roque graduated in 1986 with a degree in business and public administration and was involved with the Veterans Club. In Venice, Gabriella is a teacher and Roque is a manager at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, one of Italy’s premier museums. Gabriella is grateful to the UA and the education she received. She and Roque want to share their love of Italy with anyone involved with the UA.

Contact Gabriella and Roque at RGSLUNA@libero.it

Japan

642 UA alumni in Japan

Masahiro Miki ’75, Tokyo

Masa earned an MA in Economics. As a student he founded and was the first president of the Japanese student club. Masa is now executive advisor to Daitec, and serves in advisory positions to several other businesses.

Masa would like to continue developing the alumni network in Tokyo, help with student recruitment, and be liaison for faculty and students visiting or living in the region.

Contact Masa at Masahiro@tokyo.email.ne.jp

Jordan

85 UA alumni in Jordan

Ayman Abdulhamid ’85, Amman

Ayman earned a BS in Electrical engineering. As a student he established the Jordanian Club. Ayman is now CEO of Bridges Group-Jordan, and his sons are UA students.

Ayman would like to develop an alumni network in Jordan, help with student recruitment and be liaison for faculty and students visiting or living in the region.

Contact Ayman at ayman@bridgestech.com

Pakistan

83 UA alumni in Pakistan

 

Raza Abbas ‘’04 ’06, Karachi

An active student, Raza held leadership positions in Arizona Blue Chip, MIS Association, Toastmasters, and others.  He earned a BSBA and a BA in Communications.

Raza is the CEO of Pathway Global Career Institute based in Pakistan and travels around the globe facilitating sessions for corporate executives and youth.

Raza is interested in developing an alumni network in Pakistan and helping with student recruitment.

Contact Raza at razaabbas.hr@gmail.com

Saudi Arabia

284 UA alumni in Saudi Arabia

Sheikha Al Dosary, ’14, Riyadh

While at the UA, Sheikha initiated the UA Arabian Club and organized many cultural events and workshops to introduce the UA community to the rich and diverse Middle Eastern cultures and traditions. She was selected as an outreached scholar with the UA Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Sheikha earned her MA in Journalism and works as a communications specialist, a journalist and reporter from Riyadh with well-known media including the New York Times. Sheika is interested in building a community of support for Wildcats abroad and future students.

Contact Shekha at sheikha.aldosary@gmail.com.

Singapore and Malaysia

383 UA alumni in Singapore and Malaysia

Azhar Abdul-Salam ‘94, Singapore

Azhar studied Journalism and Communications. As a student he served as co-editor in chief of El Independiente (South Tucson), as VP of the Singapore Student Society, volunteered at the International Student Center, and was awarded the Tucson Mayor’s award for Outstanding International Student. He is a senior lecturer at Nanyang Polytechnic in Singapore.

Azhar would like to continue to develop the alumni network in Singapore and Malaysia and act as liaison for faculty and students who are studying or living in the region.

Contact Azhar at azharabdulsalam@hotmail.com

Thailand

133 UA alumni in Thailand

Patamaporn “Pat” Sripadungtham ‘89, Nonthaburi

Patamaporn “Pat” Sripadungtham is an assistant professor at Kasesart University in Nonthaburi, Thailand. She graduated with a degree in electrical engineering in 1989 and is looking forward to meeting other Wildcats who live in Thailand. In addition, contact Pat if you are a UA faculty member or student working or studying in Thailand.

Contact Pat at fengpms@gmail.com

United Kingdom

226 UA alumni in the United Kingdom

 

Rimal Popat '05, London

Rimal Popat is a 2005 graduate of the Eller College of Management. He lives and works in London, where he is a management consultant. He is eager to connect with UA alumni, faculty, and students living temporarily or permanently in the United Kingdom in order to build the UA Global Network in London.

Rimal says, "I am very eager to join this esteemed network as a way of giving back to the University which has afforded me numerous opportunities."

Contact Rimal at rimal.popat@gmail.com

United Kingdom

226 UA alumni in the United Kingdom

 

Megan Wellington Harper '08, Cambridge

Meghan says her home in Cambridge, UK is "Wildcat Country." She credits UA’s study abroad experience with creating a wider worldview, leading her to earning a master’s degree in London. Meghan is eager to connect with UK Wildcats, help faculty and students working or studying in the UK, and help recruit new students.

Contact Meghan at meghanwharper@gmail.com