East Asia and Pacific
Key Impact Areas
Educational Administration, Planning, and Policy
Human Resource Management
Urban and Regional Planning
Mai Nguyen, Vietnam, 2021-2022 Fellow
Humphrey Alumna Brings the American Planning Association to Vietnam
Philipina Marcelo, Philippines, 2021-2022 Fellow
Humphrey Alumna Awarded 2021 Outstanding Professional of the Year by the Government of the Philippines
Dr. Philipina Marcelo was chosen by the Republic of the Philippines’ Professional Regulation Commission as the 2021 Outstanding Professional of the Year in Chemical Engineering. Dr. Marcelo is the Dean of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Santo Tomas in the Philippines. The “Outstanding Professional of the Year Award” is the highest award bestowed by the Commission upon a professional who has significantly contributed to the advancement of the profession.
Nazla Mariza, Indonesia, 2017-2018 Fellow
Humphrey Alumna Leads Initiative to End Sexual Violence Against Children
As Influencing Director for Yayasan Plan International Indonesia, Nazla Mariza collaborated with the Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection to hold a joint campaign to end sexual violence against children. Ms. Mariza was later recognized by the Minister of Women Empowerment and Child Protection during International Children’s Day commemoration in Manado City, where highlighted the importance of law enforcement, strengthening policy implementation and public services to protect the victims, and raising public awareness to ensure child protection against violence.
Rupa Mulina, Papua New Guinea, 1987-1988 Fellow
Rupa Mulina served as the former Ambassador from Papua New Guinea to the United States, with a term that began in 2014
Prior to his appointment, he worked in several public and private sector positions, including executive assistant to the chairman in Papua New Guinea’s Office of Climate Change, Secretary of Finance, and Chairman of the Rural Development Bank.
Indo-Pacific Pathways to Cooperation
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program reflected on 40 years of bringing international professionals to the United States to study and collaborate with U.S counterparts. Approximately eighty alumni from the Indo-Pacific region came together at the 2019 alumni conference “Indo-Pacific Pathways to Cooperation”
in Jakarta, Indonesia. The conference highlighted the Humphrey Fellowship Program’s impact on economic development, good governance, and regional
peace and security within the Indo-Pacific and the world.
Realizing Full and Inclusive Democracy in Our Hemisphere
The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program reflected on 40 years of bringing international professionals to the United States to study and collaborate with U.S counterparts. Sixty-four alumni from Latin America and the Caribbean came together at the 2019 alumni conference “Realizing Full and Inclusive Democracy in our Hemisphere” in Panama City, Panam. The Conference highlighted the Humphrey Fellowship Program’s impact on democracy, good governance, and social justice within Latin America, the Caribbean, and the world and also served as as pivot to the future, featuring alumni stories and hopes for the Fellowship.