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Our Mission

The Global Young Leaders Academy (GYLA) is a premier leadership development organization that empowers young leaders through on-going programs, which are based on global vision, global experience and a global network.


Our programs have reached over 5,300 leaders from 130 countries in the last several years. GYLA fosters a global vision, and provides a platform for first-hand international experience and a network of commited young leaders.

Meet The Team

John Hancock Dickson


Master of Human Relations, University of Oklahoma

Bachelor of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology

Magali Caceres

IYLA Program Director

M.A Candidate in Social Enterprise, American University

B.A International Affairs and Political Science, George Washington University

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Yeqing (Victor) Li


​MBA, Georgetown University

Bachelor of Law (Sociology Major), Peking University

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Alan Shi Tan

Vice President

Master of Science, Yale University

Bachelor of Science, Beijing Normal University

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Justin Fong

Chief Financial Officer

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MPP, Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Bachelor's in International Political Economy & Diplomacy, University of Bridgeport

Gugun Gumilar

Partnership Outreach Coordinator

Master's in Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations, Hartford Seminary

Bachlar's in English Education, State Islamic University

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Shuai Liang

China Program Director

M.S. Technology Engineering Management, University of Bridgeport

M.S. Human Nutrition (Pending), University of Bridgeport

B.S. Clinical Medicine & Dental Science, Wuhan University of Science and Technology

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