Session Announcement: Women in STEM

Washington, D.C. | | June 15, 2023 – We are delighted to unveil an exciting session to the upcoming ADC National Convention program. The convention, scheduled to take place from June 16th to the 18th, 2023, will feature a thought-provoking session titled Women in STEM: Unleashing Potential. The session will be held on Saturday, June 17th as part of the convention program.

This session will explore the vital role that women continue to play in the traditionally male-dominated STEM fields. Our fantastic, highly accomplished speakers will inspire, challenge, and empower

The session will feature a conversation between Lana Nassar, ADC Executive Board Member, and Rowan Alkaysi, Project Manager for the Government of the District of Columbia.

The ADC National Convention will be held from June 16th to the 18th, 2023, Remixing the Script: Telling the Arab American Story on June 17th. Early Bird Registration rates are available for Convention packages which include access to all events, luncheons, dinners, panels, and receptions. Click here to register now !

Please note that hotel rooms are filling up fast, and attendees from out of town are encouraged to reserve rooms at the Crystal Gateway Marriott using the ADC special rates.

Speaker Bios:

Lana B. Nassar is an associate in the San Diego, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including pre-litigation claims and litigation, as well as preventive advice and counseling.

Prior to law school, Lana was a Judicial Clerk at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands. She also served as a delegate at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. Lana was a Fulbright Scholar in Amman, Jordan where she researched the political, social, and economic status of Christians in Jordan. Lana also serves on the ADC National Board of Directors.

Rowan Alkaysi is Project Manager for the DC Government, managing the design and construction of school modernization projects for the DC Public School system. With over 7 years of experience in construction, Rowan has managed over $500M in PK-12 and venue projects and advised on school facility and capital improvement planning. Rowan most recently completed the Benjamin Banneker Academic High School project, which is noted as DC’s top performing public high school and the first public high school in the United States to achieve net zero energy.

Rowan is a member of the Women in Construction group and a mentor for the DC Affiliate of ACE Mentoring. Her academic background includes work in Civil and Environmental Engineering while at the George Washington University. Rowan is also a LEED Accredited Professional and a Certified Construction Manager.

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