Ms. Bibi Meredovna Hudaykuliyeva received a bachelor's degree in history from Turkmen State University. She has fifteen years of professional work experience at the Institute of Philosophy and Law at the Academy of Turkmenistan and the Turkmen National Institute for Democracy and Human Rights at the President of Turkmenistan. She has been engaged in research on issues of education and the formation of civic initiatives of youth in her home country. Currently, Ms. Bibi Meredovna Hudaykuliyeva works as a consultant to the Internet Access and Training Program/ International Research & Exchanges Board (IATP/IREX) in Turkmenistan where she serves as expert on civic education of youth. During her fellowship year, Ms. Hudaykuliyeva will focus on development of youth civic engagement and participation in the democratic process.