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  • Asmeret Gebretekle

    Born to Ethiopian parents in Sudan during the year 1990, Asmeret experienced living within a strong cultural environment.

    In early 1993, Asmeret and her family of six had the opportunity to move to the U.S. While her parents worked hard to build a home for their family, Asmeret excelled in her academics. She received certificates and awards in areas as diverse as environmental science and English. At the age of 11, she and her family moved to Las Vegas for a job opportunity for her father. As she continued on her educational goals, Asmeret took part in all school sports but picked up basketball as her main athletic interest.

    In college, Asmeret majored in Journalism and minored in Film at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. During the 2012 spring semester, Asmeret and members of her class created the first student-run television program in Nevada called “The Scramble” which is now being considered for adoption by Vegas PBS. She will continue with her education after obtaining her B.A. degree and has a goal of working in the field of media.

    Whether she is working as a writer, broadcaster, or sales person for a media network, she simply wants to be a strong force within the industry. Growing up in a family with two supportive parents and four motivating siblings makes her strive to become a success in her education, career, and community.

    Her other interests include urban sustainability and the environment. She, along with Saba Tesfay, an alumnae from the class of 2010, organized the Focus the Nation event in 2011 — which garnered attention within the UNLV campus and the region of the West. Both were invited to participate in an urban sustainability conference in the summer of 2012 to present their work and provide advice to organizers.

    Asmeret attended NEWL in 2011 and served as program assistant from 2011-2012 under both programs managers Summer Burke and Alma Castro.


    “Being Who I Am”

    How have you impacted your field, community, city, state and/or world?

    Asmeret Gebretekle explains her impact on the Ethiopian immigrant community of Las Vegas.

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    “Capitalize on the Experience: Have Fun”

    What advice would you give to an incoming NEW Leadership participant?

    Asmeret Gebretekle offers advice to future NEWL participants.

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    Women's Research Institute of Nevada
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 455083
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-5083
    702-895-2902

    © 2017 WRIN | All rights reserved.

    a Studio Hyperset expression