International Leaders in Education

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Lizoon Nahar

International Leaders in Education Program (ILEP), United States, 2018

Lizoon Nahar is an academic coordinator and secondary school biology teacher at BAF Shaheen English Medium College in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Currently, she is pursuing a Doctor of Education degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Lizoon is a 2018 alumna of the International Leaders in Education Program, a five-month-long teacher training program in the United States. Upon returning home, she started working voluntarily as a member of GEIST International Foundation, a non-profit organization to serve her community. She has played an important role as the executive director of GEIST’s Bangladesh Chapter for the last two years. In this role, she organized and facilitated programs on STEM education, environment, and women’s empowerment for teachers and students in Bangladesh and other countries.

In addition, Lizoon received several awards and grants, including the 2018 Global Teacher Grant, 2019 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF), 2021 P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship 2021, and 2021 Julius P. Filcik, Fellowship Award.