Science and education

Chevening gave me the chance to continue graduate work in the UK and work with some of the most prominent professors in my field

Dr Hania Mohamed Sholkamy

Associate Research Professor at the American University in Cairo

As well as her ongoing role at the American University in Cairo, Dr Sholkamy is a lead researcher of the Egyptian Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programme which aims to transform social protection for women in Egypt. She has been a Centennial Carnegie Visiting Scholar at Yale University, Junior Research Fellow at St. Anne's College, Oxford University, and has published numerous articles on political and social topics in Egypt and the region. She received her PhD in Anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1996 with the help of a Chevening Scholarship.

Marcondes Moreira de Araujo

Senior Science and Technology Analyst with the MCTI, Brazil

Marcondes has a vast amount of experience in policy planning, dialogue, and programme management for science, technology, innovation, and education as well as environmental management for public and private sectors, sustainable development projects, and infrastructure engineering. He is an active contributor to the UK in Brazil Science and Innovation network. He graduated from Imperial College London with an MSc in Environmental Technoloy through a Chevening Scholarship. 

Beatriz Serato

Chartered Marine Scientist, Chartered Scientist and Coastal Engineer at CH2M, Brazil

The Chevening Scholarship has given me the chance of having the best education available in my field, and the alumni network provides a great opportunity for career growth.

Beatriz Serato was a Chevening Scholar at the University of Southampton in 2013/2014, graduating with an MSc in Coastal Engineering. After Chevening, she was awarded a Chartership in Marine Science by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and is now a qualified Chartered Marine Scientist and Chartered Scientist.

She has become an international expert in estuarine and coastal geomorphology, sediment transport, and hydrodynamics, as well as having been involved in a number of environmental impact assessments, evaluation of wastewater treatment plants, and sewage dispersion in coastal and ocean areas. Beatriz is currently working as a Coastal Engineer at CH2M.