British Council Unveils Awardees of Prestigious Study UK Alumni Awards 2022/23 at the British Embassy in Celebration of Success and Achievement.
Washington, D.C., Feb. 17, 2023 - The Study UK Alumni Awards 2022/23, a prestigious international event, was held at the British Embassy in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of UK alumni in the United States as well as the world-class education they received from UK universities.
Each awardee is a demonstrated leader in their field and has used their experience of studying at a UK university to make a positive contribution to their communities and professions.
This year the Study UK Alumni Awardees are:
Business and Innovation Awardee
Halilou, a graduate of Durham University, is currently an investor at Moxxie Ventures and Partner at the MBA Fund. She was recently recognized as a Top Rising Star VC by Business Insider. Her impressive accomplishments include having built and ran New York City’s first and largest early-stage tech startup accelerator and VC fund. She also led Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus' digital accelerator supporting the growth of social entrepreneurs globally, among many other achievements.
Culture and Creativity Awardee
Koller, a graduate of the University of East Anglia, is a novelist and screenwriter based in Los Angeles. Her debut novel Stone Cold Fox released Feb. 14, 2023. She is the WGA Award-nominated screenwriter for her latest feature film, Torn Hearts, from Blumhouse. She has scripted film and television projects for companies including Sony Pictures Entertainment, Freeform, and Comedy Central, among others.
Science and Sustainability Awardee
Pittiglio, a graduate of the University of Leeds and current research fellow at Boston Children's Hospital-Harvard Medical School, develops minimally invasive robotic catheters that can operate inside the heart, saving the lives of adults and children by preventing heart failure. His research has the potential to provide an alternative to more invasive treatments such as surgery, chemo, or radio-therapy.