Mohy Omer is a program officer for the Middle East and North Africa team at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. As a young student, he fled Sudan and embarked on a long solo journey to a refugee camp in Kenya. Mohy was resettled in the USA in 2009. He learned English, worked full-time, and graduated from North Dakota State University with a degree in Political Science in 2014. While working for US Senator Heidi Heitkamp, Mohy researched and wrote about foreign affairs, national security and defense issues. From 2016 to 2018 he worked for the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). He also serves on the board of ItaliaHello, the Italian partner organization of USAHello, and is earning a master’s degree in international affairs at Syracuse University.