PhD in Leadership and Change alum Sara Safari has published her dissertation entitled, Virtual Empowerment: The Exploration of Leadership Aspirations of Young Nepali Girls Using Virtual Participatory Action Research. The dissertation’s purpose was to create a virtual empowerment and leadership program for young women based on extant literature, as well as best practices empowerment programs from South East Asia and empirical data. Safari is an author, speaker, mountain climber, college professor, Electrical Engineer, and advocate for women’s empowerment. She is a board member and director of development for Empower Nepali Girls Foundation and is climbing the Seven Summits, the seven highest peaks in each continent, to raise funds for seven organizations that are empowering women. Safari will be the first Iranian in history to climb the Seven Summits, the seven highest peaks in each continent.