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Youth Diaspora Voices: Stojanche Gjorcheski, ASU Graduate in Aeronautical Management Technology with major in Air Traffic Control

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Our new online campaign ‘Youth Diaspora Voices’ promotes successful youth Diaspora worldwide and gives them an opportunity to strengthen linkages with their homeland

  1. Heritage

My name is Stojanche Gjorcheski, a recent graduate from Arizona State University – ASU, where I obtained my B.Sc. degree in Aeronautical Management Technology with major in Air Traffic Control.

I’m 22 years old and I originally come from Veles. We moved to Skopje approximately 7 years ago. For the last 4 years I’ve lived in Mesa, Arizona, United States – while I was also pursuing my studies there. Initially, I was accepted at a couple of universities, but my final decision was ASU because they offered the best Aviation program. Moreover, I am continuing my education in Toulouse, France. I will be attending Master of Science program for International Air Transportation Systems Engineering and Design at the French Civil Aviation University – ENAC. My ultimate goal is completing PhD and Post-Doctoral studies and also specializing in systems for airspace optimization. My career objective is to become one of the world’s leading experts in this area.

I finished High School at Yahya Kemal College – Skopje, in the spring of 2015. In the autumn of the same year, I started my journey towards obtaining my B.Sc. degree. At ASU, I became President and Founder of two university organizations in the field of Aeronautics. I was also working as a Resident Assistant at the University Housing Department for 3 years, where my role was including and building a residential community through programming, acting as a mentor for students, being a familiar first resource for students with academic or institutional questions, as well as enforcing residence policies. During my studies, I was also an intern for the Macedonian Air Navigation Service Provider, Mesa Airlines in Phoenix, Arizona and Skymantics in Melbourne, Florida.

  1. Success Story 

While at ASU, I got the chance to be an Undergraduate Research Assistant for several research projects, such as the SpaceX Hyperloop Project at the Human Systems Engineering Department, where I worked on cognitive analysis for air transportation. The last two academic years I was working for the NASA – University Leadership Initiative (ULI) i.e. NASA Information fusion for real-time national air transportation system prognostics under uncertainty. My tasks included working on improving the flow of air traffic by using and testing new tools, models and techniques to support the US Next Generation of National Airspace System (NAS). So far, I have published one research paper, presented two research posters and attended a couple of conferences in this field. As previously mentioned, I will continue my studies in France for the next two years.

  1. Macedonia2025/ Giving Back to the Homeland

I started a start-up company in the Aeronautics field, which is located in Skopje, Macedonia. My mission is to contribute in the development of the aviation industry in my country, any way possible. Our plan is to develop a ground-braking systems in aviation (civil and military) that will meet the demand of tomorrow and will be strongly competitive on the international market. As a start-up company, we would like to create a Macedonian brand in the aviation industry – a brand which will be developed, tested and manufactured in our country to meet our needs. Of course, we would also like to see these products exported on international markets.

Youth Diaspora Voices: Stefani Gjorcheska, ASU Graduate in Genetics and Cell-Developmental Biology

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Our new initiative ‘Youth Diaspora Voices’ promotes the successful youth Diaspora worldwide and gives them an opportunity to strengthen linkages with their homeland

  1. Heritage

My name is Stefani Gjorcheska and I am 22 years old. I am originally from Veles, Macedonia. Thankfully, I chose to go to high school at the Yahya Kemal College, so my family moved to Skopje. While in high school, I competed in international scientific Olympiads.

  1. Success Story 

My research experiences throughout high school enabled me to discover my passion for genetics and the medical research. Striving for better education, I chose Arizona State University as the best fit for my interests. I obtained my Bachelorette’s degree at ASU in genetics and Cell-Developmental Biology. During the first year in Arizona, I founded an undergraduate student organization in genetics. We, as a group, educated the students and many interested individuals about rare genetic disorders and recent discoveries in the field. During my sophomore year, I became a research assistant at the University of Arizona in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences. I spent the next 3 years there, researching in the field of immunology and inflammation. The hard work resulted in great knowledge and discoveries, two poster presentations as well as a potential publication. During my last two years, I was a community assistant at the university – one of the most challenging job an undergraduate student can have. Also, I was shadowing at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital for more than a year and at the Zan Mitrev Clinic for a few weeks in Skopje. Moreover, I had internships at the Macedonian Academy of the Sciences and the Arts, at the Genetics lab under the University Children’s Hospital in Skopje and the Gynecology Department at the University Clinics. Starting in July this year, I will be starting my doctoral degree at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in developmental biology and embryology. My research will be focusing on the contributions of the mother’s immune system in the development of rare genetic disorders in the baby. In the bigger picture, I imagine myself as a licensed genetic counselor with a rich research background who will consult patients on rare pre-natal developmental/inherited conditions globally and of course, in Macedonia.

  1. Macedonia2025/ Giving Back to the Homeland

I believe that I have unique goals as a Macedonian individual and I would love to see a huge change in the field of embryology and developmental biology in my country. Therefore, I would like to perform some research in Macedonia and collaborate with the professionals on specific topics as well as consult patients. Macedonia 2025 is a great organization that will help me accomplish my goals and introduce me to other very outstanding Macedonians globally that could potentially contribute to my networking opportunities.