Assel Yeskendirova, public servant from Astana, joined MPA in 2016 with a goal to gain international experience and managerial skills and knowledge with international standards. With the MPA, Assel not only successfully achieved her goals but also gained a professional network and made life-long friendships by the time she graduated. After only a year of graduation, Assel is back in Italy with a new mission to contribute to the development of bilateral relations between the Republics of Kazakhstan and Italy to serve at the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Rome. Her experience studying in Italy gives her credibility and better understanding of the culture, socio-economic developments and aspirations of the Italian people and helps to develop the bilateral relations between the two countries further by bringing it to new heights over the next few years. We would like to wish our Alumna, Assel, all the best with her prestigious assignment and diplomatic career endeavors!