Here’s a sample of Malaysians who studied at U.S. universities
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U.S. University
Worked as... & Worked with...
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Adnan TehadnanUniversity of Wisconsin,
Madison

Economics and
Political Science
- Relationship Manager in
Corporate Banking, Alliance Bank
- Did two years of ADTP at
Taylor's University College
- Kickboxer and futsal player
Ahmad Fuad
Rahmat
ahmad fuadMarquette University
Applied Philosophy
Pace University
Political Science
- Radio Show Host,
Night School on BFM
- Coordinator, Center for
Independent Journalism
- Editor, ProjekDialog.com
- Formerly taught at Marquette,
UTAR, and KDU
- Published "Towards a Muslim
Existentialist Dialogue?" in the
Journal for South Asian Studies
Ahmad's 'Night School' Program
Aidit GhazaliaiditVanderbilt University
Economics
- Fulbright Scholar at
Harvard University
- Chairman of Akademi Aidit Consulting
- Previously with International Islamic
University Malaysia and
Universiti Brunei Darussalam
- Has written or edited 50+ books
and 500+ articles
- Expertise in Islamic Economics
& Human Resource Development
Bio, Video: 'Recipe for Success'
Akmal NasirUniversity of Wisconsin,
Madison

Actuarial Science & Economics
- Director of Malaysia's National Oversight and
Whistleblowers Centre
- Head of PKR's internship program
Newspaper Article
Andrew Lohandrew lohSwarthmore College
Political Science, Islamic Studies
- Senior Analyst, PEMANDU- Coached championship debate
teams at SMK Damansara Jaya
- Led Volunteer Project
in Bosnia
Website
Ashran GhaziUniversity of Michigan
Finance and Computer
Information Systems
- Co-founder and COO,
Joota social networking site
- Chairman, New
Entrepreneurs Foundation
- Hails from Kuala Selangor
- Attended Bukit Bintang Boys School
Article
Az SamadBerklee College of Music
& San Jose State
University

Music Performance
and Composition
- Guitarist, Composer
and Educator
- Performed in the United States,
Europe and Asia
- Recorded with Grammy winners
Flaco Jiménez & Max Baca
- Appeared on 17 CDs of various
musical styles
Bio, Video: Az Performs
Benjamin Lamben resizeSouth Dakota
State University

Graphic Design,
Visual Arts
- Retail Territory Manager,
BHPetrol
- Freelance Designer
- Hails from PJ
- Spent two years in Russia
Ben's Portfolio
Fahmi FadzilPurdue University
Chemical Engineering
- Director, PKR Communications
- Director, Bright Lights at
Midnight (BLAM) Studio
- Performer and Writer
- Website
- BLAM Website
Faiz Anuarfaiz anuarTexas A&M University
Tourism Science
- CEO of ABSTRAX Clothing Company
- Professor at UiTM
- Hails from Taiping, Perak
Firdaus AzizfirdausPurdue University
Actuarial Science
- Photographer & Videographer - Hails from Kuala Terengganu
- Worked as a videographer for
Purdue Athletics
Bio, YouTube Channel
Hafiz Noor
Shams
hafiz noor shamsUniversity of Michigan
Economics
- Writer for AseanConfidential.com
- Fellow at IDEAS think tank
- Former economist at ECM Libra
- Columns published in
The Malay Mail and
The Malaysian Insider
Bio
Haszlee Mohd Safuanhaszlee safuan 2University of Michigan- Founder & Creative Designer,
iThink Solutions
- Hails from Kajang
Ismail M SaaidDrIsmailMissouri University
of Science and Technology

Petroleum Engineering
- Assoc Professor and Head,
Department of Petroleum Engineering,
University of Technology Petronas
- Hails from Perak
- Chartered Marine Engineer
Bio
Ixora ChernChapman University
Communications and
Economics
- Noted television actress,
show host, & model
- Marketing Support Manager,
Tropicana Corp
- Seen in Gadis Kosmo, Tanda Putera,
Seekers, and Sejarawan Muda
Bio, Video: Ixora Modeling
Izzat RahmanTemple University
Business
- Opened Kayuh Bicycles Shop
in Philadelphia
- Moved to Philadelphia from
Kuala Lumpur when he was 21
Bio
Jacintha TagaljacinthaHarvard University
East Asian Studies
- Teach for Malaysia Fellow
- Director, My First Graduate program
- Grew up in Miri, Sarawak
- A-Level graduate of Sunway
University College
Bio, Video
Jamaludin MohaiadinJamaludinUniversity of Pittsburgh
Master of Education &
Doctor of Education
- Deputy Vice Chancellor (Student Affairs),
SEGi University
- Former Deputy VC and Director of
Multimedia at USM
Bio
Jann LaujannNew York University
Finance & Economics
- Financial Analyst,
Organica Water (Hungary)
- Formerly with Houlihan Lokey
Investment Banking (New York City)
- Served as Treasurer for CHEFS
for Schools charity
in New York City
- Worked as Sales Associate
for Louis Vuitton in KL while
studying in Sunway's ADTP
Joyce TagaljoyceYale University
Political Science
- Associate Alumni Director,
Teach for Malaysia
- Founder/Co-director, The Otak-Otak
Internship Program
- Former Senior Analyst, PEMANDU
- Grew up in Miri, Sarawak
Interview
June TiongJune TiongHarvard University
Chemistry
- Associate,
Point Hope Investments
- From Kuching, Sarawak
Interview, Harvard Sports Bio
Koh Tsu KoonPrinceton University
Phsyics
University of Chicago
Economics and
Sociology of Education
Stanford University,
Fulbright Scholarship
- Member of Dewan Negara
- Previous Chief Minister of Penang
- Formerly taught at Universiti
Sains Malaysia
Bio
Lewis PragasamlewisEast Carolina University
Taught and Studied Music
on Fulbright Exchange Program
- Musician (drums and percussion)
- Founder & leader of Asiabeat band
- Toured previously with percussion
group, Trash
- Has played at major music festivals
on every continent
- Recognized for bringing Asian style
percussion to global audience
Bio, Video: Lewis Drum Solo
Marcus TeohmarcusUniversity of Missouri,
Kansas City

Information Technology
- Young Entrepreneur,
CEO of LuxOnU Luxury Handbags
- Lecturer, Berjaya University
College of Hospitality
- Previously did IT for eBaoTech Shanghai
- Grew up in Sibu and Malacca
- Played exhibition badminton match
vs Lin Dan in Shanghai
Bio
Marina MahathirUniversity of Southern California
Fulbright Exchange Program
- NGO Leader and Rights Activist
- Blogger and Columnist
- Daughter of former Prime Minister
- Author of Telling it Straight,
a collection of 90 articles
Bio
Matthew OngMarquette University
Journalism, Psychology, Women's & Gender Studies
- Business Development Manager
& Investigative Journalist at The Cancer Letter
- Producer, Writer, Photographer &
Videographer at Matt Ong Productions
- Writes for The Cancer Letter,
an award-winning oncology trade publication
based in Washington, D.C.
- Stories on the politics and business of
cancer research and drug development have
led to changes in U.S. public policy
- Work has appeared and is cited in news
publications across the U.S., and in Wisconsin
media, including the Milwaukee Journal
Sentinel and on local radio stations.
- Transferred to Marquette University
from Nilai University ADP.

Bio
LinkedIn
Nik ShazwanCarnegie Mellon University
Electrical Engineering
- Managing Director of Ceriatone,
maker of high-quality
guitar amplifiers
- Ceriatone amps are highly
regarded around the world
Video: Nik Shazwan
Nish Thamnish thamBerklee College of Music
Music Performance
and Arranging
- Pianist & Music Director- Began studying music at age 4
- Transferred to Berklee from
International College of Music, KL
- Has performed with Altimet
- Musical Director for "Broadway Bites"
Website
Ong Kian Mingkian ming 2Duke University
Political Science,
Fulbright Scholar
- Member of Parliament as of 2013
- Former political analyst and lecturer
at UCSI University
- Grew up in Petaling Jaya
- Pioneered the Malaysian
Electoral Roll
Analysis Project
Bio
Philip Lohphilip lohOlin College of Engineering
Engineering, Computing
- Program Manager,
Microsoft (Redmond, WA)
- Past: Developer Intern,
Aeste Works (KL)
- Likes puzzles and games
- USAPPS Workshop Facilitator
Ramli IbrahimRamli IbrahimUniversity of California,
Los Angeles (UCLA)

Taught and Studied Dance,
Fulbright Exchange Program
- Artistic Director and Choreographer,
Sutra Dance Theatre
- Accomplished in ballet, modern,
and Indian classical dance
- Has performed internationally for
more than three decades
Bio , Video: Ramli Ibrahim Dances
Riad Asmatasmat, 114 by 125Western Michigan University- Group CEO of Caterham F1 Team
- Previously with Proton, UPS,
and Sepang International Circuit
- Obsessed with sports like soccer,
go-karting, and golf
- Worked in P.R. for Nike in Malaysia
Bio, Video: Riad Behind the Scenes
Samantha TansamanthaPace University,
Actors Studio
Drama School
Fine Arts
- First Malaysian ever accepted into
the Actors Studio Drama School
- Grew up in Petaling Jaya
Bio
Saran KaurUniversity of Pennsylvania
Sociology,
Fulbright Exchange Program
- Deputy Vice-Chancellor,
University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
- UKM Professor of Social Sciences
- Member of UNESCO Scientific Community
- Guest lectured at Columbia University
and Georgetown University
Bio
Sim Tze Tzinsim San José State University
(Civil) Highway Engineering
- Member of Parliament for
Bayan Baru, Penang
- Former political secretary of
former Deputy Prime Minister
Anwar Ibrahim
- Founded the Malaysia Forum
Organization in Stanford University
Website
Su Ann Limsu annColumbia University
Economics, Political Science
- Account Strategist, Google- Volunteer and research experience
in Honduras, Kenya, & Ghana
- Coordinator of Malaysia Forum
Yangsze ChooYangsze-ChooHarvard University
Social Sciences
- Author, The Ghost Bride,
an Oprah.com
'Book of the Week'
- Previously worked as a
Management Consultant
Parents are from Perak
- Resides in California
Bio, Article
Zainah AnwarBoston University
Tufts University
International Law and Diplomacy
- Former Executive Director of
Sisters in Islam (SIS)
- Author, Islamic Revivalism
in Malaysia: Dakwah Among the
Students
- Former Member of the Human
Rights Commission of Malaysia

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