Meseret Hailu, Ph.D.

Program Director

Meseret is originally from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and the program director of the Ethiopian Diaspora Fellowship program. After receiving her BS and BA from the University of Denver, Meseret attended Regis University, where she received her MS in Biomedical Sciences. She then went on to work as an affiliate faculty member at two institutions: Regis University and Red Rocks Community College. As a faculty member, she discovered her love of teaching and mentoring students. Meseret has completed the Ph.D. program from Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver, after successfully conducting her dissertation research on the factors that lead to the persistence of women in undergraduate science and technology majors at Ethiopian universities. Currently, Meseret works as a postdoctoral research associate at Ohio State University. Through EDF, Meseret hopes to equip Ethiopians in the Diaspora with the skills and opportunity to serve their country of origin in a meaningful way. She is particularly excited to see how Fellows and organizations dedicated to women’s advocacy will mutually benefit from one another.


Program Director of Ethiopian Diaspora Fellowship