Shadwa graduated from the Lebanese American University with a BA in economics and minor in international affairs. After graduation she was awarded the Lazord Fellowship, a year-long professional development fellowship. Working at American University in Cairo, she served as a governance coordinator on a joint project between the European Union and the Egyptian Ministry of Trade. Afterwards she worked as a policy researcher at the Egyptian Financial Regulatory Authority, where she gained experience in the development of the non-banking financial sector. As a student, Shadwa was the recipient of a Samuel and Kathleen Awad Global Affairs Fellowship.
The Keough School’s master of global affairs program, a two-year program, includes 74 students. Current students and MGA alumni represent more than 50 countries including:
Afghanistan; Argentina; Bangladesh; Belarus; Belize; Burkina Faso; Canada; Chile; China; Colombia; Costa Rica; Democratic Republic of Congo; Ecuador; Egypt; El Salvador; Ethiopia; The Gambia; Ghana; Haiti; Honduras; Hungary; Indonesia; Iran; Japan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Lebanon; Mali; Mexico; Mongolia; Morocco; Nepal; Nigeria; Pakistan; Palestine; Peru; the Philippines; Russia; Sierra Leone; South Africa; South Korea; Tajikistan; Trinidad and Tobago; Turkey; Ukraine; Uganda; the United Kingdom; the United States; Uzbekistan; Vietnam; and Zimbabwe.
The students bring a wealth of professional experience in international development, education, peacebuilding, environmental conservation, human rights, humanitarian assistance, journalism, and other fields. All students in the class have received fellowships thanks to a number of generous families, as well as foundation support and funding from institutes and the University more widely.