Mohammed Alhammami

Mohammed first traveled from Nuseirat camp to the United States in 2009, when he participated in the Youth Exchange and Study (YES) program. He served as a cultural exchange ambassador for an academic year, living with an American family in Ohio. In 2011, Mohammed was chosen by AMIDEAST for the Diana Kamal Scholarship, which assisted him in applying to American colleges. In 2015, he finished his undergraduate education at Franklin and Marshall College in Pennsylvania and graduated with a joint major in public policy and government.

Mohammed then returned to Gaza and both served as We Are Not Numbers project manager and a teacher for AMIDEAST. In 2017, he returned to the United States to pursue his masters degree in political science at Southern Illinois University.