Meet Hiyam Afeef. During her education Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, she forged lasting connections with her U.S. peers, strengthening understanding between the United States and the Maldives. Now, she’s the first female sea-plane captain in Maldivian history.
- Earned a Bachelor of Aeronautical Science degree with a commercial pilot’s license from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
- Role model for other women and girls in the Maldives to believe they can pursue higher education and achieve their dreams
- Fostered a greater understanding of Maldivian culture on campus and in the community and brought a greater understanding of America back to the Maldives
- Was the first female sea-plane captain in the history of the Maldives
Republic of Maldives
Embry–Riddle Aeronautical University