Manager, Professional Exchanges & GPS
Jamal joined the World Trade Center Institute as an intern in February 2016. He is responsible for designing and implementing professional and cultural programs for the International Visitor Leadership Program on behalf of the U.S. Department of State as well as the Community Connections program on behalf of the U.S. Agency for International Development. He also serves as Manager of WTCI’s Global Pathways for Students (GPS) Program. He is a graduate of Towson University, where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business.
Jamal is a Maryland native, born and raised in Prince George’s County. Growing up in a predominantly African American community, he developed a firm grasp of his own culture and sought to learn the importance of exploring and embracing other cultures. During his time at Towson, Jamal involved himself in numerous multicultural organizations, including the Latin American Student Organization, Filipino Cultural Association at Towson, and Students Helping Honduras. Jamal was also inducted as a brother of Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional co-ed business fraternity. In his senior year at Towson, Jamal served as Chief of Staff of the Student Government Association and was also crowned Homecoming King of Towson University. Jamal’s eagerness to extend his breadth of cultural knowledge has given him the skills and cultural empathy needed to successfully fulfill his role within the Professional Exchanges department at WTCI. Jamal is a certified personal trainer and loves to work out and coach others towards their fitness goals in his free time.