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Honors Leadership Summit 2013 - Aniqa Feerasta

When: Fri, July 26, 2013, 01:00 PM - 04:30 PM

Where: Honors Common Room,
180 S. College Street


Aniqa Feerasta, Amazon, Inc.

Ms. Aniqa Feerasta was born in Pakistan, and lived in New Zealand and Australia before moving to Akron, Ohio in 2000.  She graduated from The University of Akron with dual degrees in Marketing Management and Economics, and a Spanish minor in 2010.  During her time at The University of Akron, Aniqa studied abroad in South Korea, served as Vice President of Honors Business Group, interviewed Mr. Warren Buffet for UA's ZTV station, presented her award-winning paper, "Rising from the Rust: Reinventing the Manufacturing Cities of the Industrialized World", at the St. Gallen Symposium in Switzerland, and was a speaker at televised town hall forums on Northeast Ohio's Economic Future.

After graduating from UA, Aniqa joined First Energy Solutions. In 2011, Aniqa moved to Kabul, Afghanistan to work for Roshan, a telecom operation that is part of the Switzerland-based Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development. Aniqa worked with a team to launch the company's social media strategy, as well led various press conferences, corporate events, and medica relation projects.

In April 2013, Aniqa joined Amazon, Inc. as a site merchandizer. She currently lives in Seattle, Washington.

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