2022 Undergraduate Commencement Speaker

Medard Ngueita

Medard Ngueita

Medard Ngueita began as the executive director at World Relief Western Washington in January 2022. Born and raised in Chad, Ngueita moved to the US in 2006 and joined the World Relief team in 2012. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Geography from the University of Ngaoundere in Cameroon, a certificate in High Performance Leadership from Cornell University, and a M.A. in International Community Development from Northwest University. Before stepping into the role of executive director, Ngueita oversaw the initial reception and placement of refugees and asylees as World Relief's director of resettlement. Of his new role as executive director, Ngueita said, “I wanted to be able to tell my own story, but also wanted to be able to be an encourager to others who are coming into our community.”