Stony Brook 40 Under Forty Recognition Program

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Civil Service & Activism

Rustum Nyquist, Esq.’05
BS Astronomy and PhysicsUnited States Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State
Portrait of Rustum Nyquist
  • In Accra, led U.S. embassy efforts to combat human trafficking and protect human rights throughout Ghana
  • In Bangkok during the COVID-19 pandemic, repatriated U.S. citizens in distress, assisted victims of crime, and aided those in medical crisis
  • Advanced U.S. foreign policy to promote religious freedom throughout the Middle East and North Africa
  • As a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Uganda, developed programs to combat HIV/AIDS and founded a community IT training center

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