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Marwan Sweedan graduated from Baghdad Medical School in 2003. Between 2003 and 2007, he worked as a doctor at Ramadi Hospital and with the Swiss Agency for Development and Corporation (SDC), helping mentally and physically challenged patients. He also worked as a project manager with the Coalition Force in Iraq. He was displaced to Jordan where he worked both as a doctor at the Italian Hospital and as a consultant for an insurance company. He came to the United States as a refugee in 2008, and was helped by Upwardly Global, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping skilled refugees and other immigrants build careers in the United States, to find a job in biotech. He became an active volunteer for this organization before he joined the United States Army as a combat medic. After he finished his service in 2013, he engaged heavily with Global Talent Idaho, a new workforce development initiative supported by Upwardly Global, working with refugees, resettlement organizations, and businesses to help and advise professional refugees. He is currently studying for his medical license in Idaho and preparing to apply for a graduate degree.