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Eyasu Haileyesus

Eyasu Haileyesus

UMGC Stateside Undergraduate Representative


Eyasu, originally from Ethiopia in East Africa, has been a resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the past eight years after migrating to the United States. With a background in child protection, counseling, communications, and healthcare project management, he is a dedicated volunteer who has passionately served various causes, including the fight against HIV/AIDS, alleviating hunger, addressing homelessness, and promoting reproductive education.

Currently, Eyasu is employed as a behavioral health specialist at the Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute, where he primarily works with adult psychiatric patients. He is also pursuing a bachelor's degree in health services management with a minor in information system management. He believes in the power of data and information technology in transforming society. He previously earned a degree in sociology and social work from Jimma University in Ethiopia.

When he's not working, Eyasu enjoys spending time with his dogs, networking, and exercising. He takes pride in representing the student body at UMGC and is eager to advocate for their needs and concerns.


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