Advanced Technologies Academy
International Business Internship Program
Our Life-Changing Project
Class of 2020
My name is Gabriela Zeidler. I am a junior at Advanced Technologies Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada. Throughout all of high school, I have been enrolled in all AP and Honors courses.
I participate in Mock Trial, National Honor Society, the Ambassador program, freshman mentoring, Women in Science and Technology club, and FBLA. I am currently the vice president of Mock Trial and co-president of our Women in Science and Technology club. During the summer, I have volunteered as and now work as a photography teacher at a local summer camp, as well as an assistant Mock Trial teacher.
My biggest goal is to help make a difference in the local and national community. I have volunteered with local summer programs, different festivals in town, and am a recognized member of the National Honor Society. When I first was introduced to IBIP, I was I hope through Leadership Initiative’s IBIP Program, I can help make a difference in communities around the world and find other opportunities to continue to make a difference.
Class of 2019
My name is Desiree Vasquez. I am a senior at Advanced Technologies Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada. Throughout my 4 years of high school, I have participated in the most rigorous and challenging AP courses I could and have joined extracurriculars that allow me to express my interests.
Since my sophomore year, I have participated in Mock Trial which has given me the opportunity to learn about the law and how to be an attorney at such an early age. I am also involved in National Honors Society and Inspire Nevada which focuses on helping the community through volunteer service and engaging high school students towards participation in voting. I have also recently participated in Future Business Leaders of America which focuses on teaching students the world of business including how to handle money and learning about real world employment. I am also an Ambassador for my school which allows me to help freshman navigate through their next 4 years. Being an Ambassador allows me to set an exciting tone and allow me to represent the goals of my high school which are to put students on a successful academic path. Over the summer, I had the amazing opportunity to participate in Nevada girls state. The friendships and lessons about life I gained there are truly a unique experience and an amazing way to start my senior year believing in all I have accomplished and all that I have yet to achieve.
When it comes to joining an IBIP team my final year of high school, it was a no brainer for me because I was extremely interested in being able to kick start my path in the real world. I personally believe that we are here to be of service to others and we all have a personal responsibility to help anyone and everyone live their life with dignity and happiness. Through helping others be happy, we learn to be better individuals and learn to be happier individuals ourselves. Joining an IBIP, I believe, will give me the opportunity to help those people who need it and better humanity at my age even if it’s just making one person’s day better.
Class of 2020
My name is William McAdorey. I am currently a Junior at Advanced Technologies Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada. I was born here in Las Vegas and have lived here for my entire life, though I also have family on the East Coast whom we visit frequently. My main program area at Advanced Technologies Academy is Architectural Design, but ever since I was young I have been fascinated with legal studies as well.
I am a member in our school’s Mock Trial team, an Ambassador in our schools Ambassador program, and a recognized member of the National Honors Society. Through NHS, I have assisted in numerous group events around our community with fellow members, one of my favorites being the Festival of Colors, a Hindu tradition where people form the valley come together to celebrate the arrival of Spring. I have personally helped tutor younger students as well.
I was captivated by the idea of IBIP. The idea of solving real world problems for real people was very fascinating to me, and immediately grabbed my attention. With further research I learned what an amazing opportunity this could be, not for the college assistance but for the amazing real life experience we will gain and the opportunity to make a real change in the world at such a young age. All of this plus the fact I would be working will such amazing people, my peers and the people of the IBIP program, has had me really excited to join and has me looking forward to the great work we will be doing.
Class of 2020
My name is Emma Mayo and I am currently a Junior at Advanced Technologies Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada. Some of my interest include playing the piano, singing, dancing, and writing. I love to do research, and hope to pursue an education and career in the Legal Field.
I am a big believer in being heavily involved in the community and various extracurricular activities. Personally, I am a member of my school’s Hispanic Student Union, Bible Club, National Honor Society, and Mock Trial Team. I am also an Ambassador for my school. All of these various activities provide me with the opportunity to serve others in an educational environment. I have also taken a host of Advanced Placement classes in order to push myself to reach my ultimate potential. Besides these extracurriculars, I am an active member of my religious youth group.
I am absolutely delighted to be a member of the International Business Internship Program.This program is so incredible because it allows high school students like me an opportunity to try out business ventures in the ‘real world’ whilst helping others. This is also an amazing program because it helps me pursue my own personal interest in Legal Studies with a business-oriented mindset. But it all comes back to helping others. Serving can really make a difference in the life of someone else. And I want to be the kind of person involved in things that uplift and inspire others. My personal mantra is: Help the Teacher, Be a Good Example, Do Your Best Work, and Never Give Up. Leadership Initiative’s IBIP program will hopefully help me to accomplish my goals in this aspect.
Class of 2019
My name is Jason Park, and I am a senior at Advanced Technologies Academy in Las Vegas, NV. I have been involved in many AP and Honors courses and extracurricular activities throughout high school, and I plan on enrolling in college and law school thereafter out-of-state following high school.
I participate in Mock Trial, Speech and Debate, National Honor Society, Rotary Speech Competition club, and the Trial by Peers youth diversion program for the Clark County Law Foundation as a peer counselor. I am currently the President of A-TECH’s mock trial team and a senior editor (formerly Editor-in-Chief) for the student newspaper, the Maverick Pulse.
I am excited to join the IBIP program because I want to help make a difference in a community in need like Nigeria, where I can put my skills in good use. I hope that this experience will lead me to other opportunities that will allow me to make a difference in the future as well.
Our Business Partner: Law Program
Business: An-nur Chambers
Business Location: Bauchi, Bauchi State Nigeria
Story of the Business
AN-NUR CHAMBERS is a dually incorporated Nigerian Based Law Firm under Nigerian Law with the Cooperate Affairs Commission as BN No. BA/000986. The Law Firm is in Bauchi and has a client base across the nation, growing to become worldwide. AN-NUR CHAMBERS strives to provide clients with the premier legal consultation in the region.. With a team of dedicated lawyers and experienced support staff, your legal needs will be dealt with efficiently and effectively. As a multi-practice firm, they provide legal advice to clients in diverse sectors. The clients are their priority, and they strive to serve clients with the highest standards of legal service.
AN-NUR CHAMBERS was originally established February 19th, 2008 by its founding partners D.G. Hassan, Esq. and Late U.A. Liman, Esq. under the name of AN-NUR CHAMBERS. The team has an in-depth knowledge and experience in Nigeria laws and as such is able to provide effective, co-ordinated and decisive legal advice to clients. Their advice is guided by legal principles and thorough research. They take pride in being an ethical law firm dedicated in ensuring that justice is done to all clients.
About the Owner: Abubakar Aliyu
Abubakar Aliyu is a Federal Prosecutor who works at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to help stamp out corruption in Nigeria. He is passionate about investigating financial crimes and specializes in cases dealing with advance fee fraud and money laundering. Before his promotion to the EFCC, Abubakar worked as a State prosecutor in Yobe State.
Abubakar holds a law degree from the Nigerian Law School in Lagos. He also studied at the University of Maiduguri. In 2006 he passed the Nigerian Bar exam. Abubakar has been trained in specialized techniques to use in interviews, statement taking, interrogation, and international collaboration in investigation and prosecution.
Abubakar has earned a certificate from the British Department for International Development Justice For All program for his training in Anti-corruption investigation techniques.
Abubakar is excited to join the Leadership Initiatives team as a Liaison for students in the Law IBIP program. He looks forward to teaching and learning from others around the world about law and corruption.