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Nabila Elassar is a Model UN veteran whose MUN Journey started in 2002, and since then, has included numerous escapades of bringing valuable educational leadership ventures to global success.
She grew up in Kuwait and Egypt and moved to the Bay Area, California, USA, in 2015 to study at Stanford. She started Model UN at the age of 10 during a summer camp at the American University in Cairo, in Egypt., and has fallen in love with the activity ever since. She was a shy student and had moved schools 8 times before the age of 15, due to family relocations. MUN gave her a platform to stretch her limits, and build confidence as a teenager.
Nabila's Model UN journey included multiple experiences as an award-winning delegate, a conference organizer, academic secretariat/ staff member, board member, and Model UN trainer. After completing undergrad, she became a multilingual Model UN program developer & consultant at the Hague International MUN. After attending a workshop by the United Nations Department of Global Communications at the UN HQ in New York, Nabila started United Ambassadors in May 2015. and began her journey as an education entrepreneur.
In 2019, she completed a Master's Degree in Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership at Stanford University, with an emphasis on Education Technology.
Between 2015-2019, she earned an Executive Certification in Non-Profit Leadership from Harvard University, as well as two Executive Certifications in Entrepreneurship and Advanced Project Management from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and Center for Professional Development. In 2013, she graduated with High-Honors from the German University in Cairo with a Bachelor's in Management Technology with a Double Major in Finance and Marketing.
In 2019, Nabila worked at the United Nations Department of Global Communications in a post-MA internship as a project coordinator for the UN Hub at the Dubai 2020 World Expo.
After graduating from Stanford, Nabila decided to pursue a career in education technology in Silicon Valley, California. She currently works full-time at Microsoft as a Global Education Marketing/ Strategy Manager. During the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, United Ambassadors programs we placed on pause, while she completed her first year at Microsoft.
Through United Ambassadors, Nabila has developed educational curricula and taught Model United Nations in the three major platforms to hundreds of students in multiple locations including Geneva, Switzerland, London, UK, Doha, Qatar, Moscow, Russia, Cairo, Egypt, Kuwait, Dubai, Sharjah & Abu Dhabi, UAE, and New York, USA.
United Ambassadors' valuable initiatives in the field of Model United Nations have affected over 10,000 students (to date) who have taken part in the programs on-site, as well as thousands of website/ social media followers. United Ambassadors' delegates and staff have come from 140+ countries of residence + nationality, and its programs continue to consistently deliver excellence in every location.
Nabila's first encounter with the United Nations was in 2015 while attending an educational workshop by the United Nations Department of Global Communications (previously known as DPI) at the UN Headquarters, where she had developed a UN4MUN training video series that was recognized during the opening statement of that workshop.
Later, Nabila contributed to the original development of UN4MUN (which is now called UA-MUN) by introducing the world's first complete accurate simulations of the International Court of Justice, the ECOSOC High-Level Political Forum, the Commission on the Status of Women, and the Human Rights Council through direct consultations with the ICJ information department, the ECOSOC HLPF Secretariat, UN Women, and the UN Human Rights Council.
In order to achieve this task, Nabila traveled to the International Court of Justice to meet with the ICJ Information Department in the Hague, Netherlands, and arranged direct meetings and consultations with UN officials and subject matter experts from across the UN system un multiple offices.
Before starting United Ambassadors, Nabila worked at two startups founded by female entrepreneurs and at a Multinational FMCG in data analysis and insights generation. In Model UN, before United Ambassadors, she worked with numerous organizations as a website contributor, multilingual MUN developer, trainer, and consultant.
Presently, she is developing United Ambassadors educational programs and running its global educational leadership ventures, which have taken place in 5 major cities worldwide, and welcomes delegates and staff from 140+ countries. She serves as the Academic Director of UA-MUNC, an international conference held at the UN Office in Geneva, and the UN HQ in New York. She is also the trainer at the UA-MUN workshops held in collaboration with the United Nations in NYC, Geneva, and previously held in London, and the Academic Director of the MUN Academy in Dubai.
United Ambassadors was built on the premise that Model United Nations is a platform that can inspire youth, develop leadership skills, accelerate future success in any field and create "Global Youth Citizens" working to serve society and better the planet.
Everyone at United Ambassadors, including Nabila, believes that education can change the world.
United Ambassadors strives to achieve this mission through Model UN education, one program, one speech, one delegate, one conference, and one gavel at a time.