Name: Gerald Oliver
Recipient Year: 2016
Major: Non-Profit Management
Description: Gerald Oliver (also known as Junayd) is a final year student in the Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) program at The University of Texas at Austin. His concentration is in Community and Administrative Leadership, and he is especially interested in international development in West Africa. Additionally, he is an active seeker of Islamic knowledge and has long-term plans to venture into Islamic Chaplaincy.Gerald has worked as a Business Analyst at Accenture while staying actively engaged in Austin’s Muslim community through Jumu’ah khutbahs and facilitating youth activities. He also spent three years as a sustainable livelihoods volunteer in Bolgatanga, Ghana through Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO).In 2013, Gerald began the MSSW program part-time and expects to graduate in December 2016 insha’Allah. Immediately after graduation, he is seeking professional work with organizations focused on economic development in Ghana and the West African region.
School Name: University of Texas at Austin
LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/geoliver/
Recipient Type: Scholarship Recipient
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