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Two ISU Employees Named to Idaho Business Review’s Accomplished Under 40

May 25, 2023

Emily Jahsman and Mustafa Mashal

Two Idaho State University employees have been honored by the Idaho Business Review as Accomplished Under 40 award winners. 

Emily Jahsman, associate director at the ISU Career Center, and Mustafa Mashal, associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, were selected from nearly 200 nominees. The program highlights exceptional business and professional leaders in Idaho under the age of 40.

Jahsman earned an undergraduate degree in operations management from Western Washington University and then participated in the Americorps VISTA program for two years in Bellingham, Washington. Thanks to the global financial crisis, Jahsman decided to spend a year traveling and working in Australia. One year turned into five and included a bonus husband. Jahsman and her husband moved back to Pocatello in 2015, and Jahsman started her work at the ISU Career Center. She completed her MBA from ISU in 2019. Jahsman is the proud mother of two boys, aged 2.5 years and 9 months. 

Mashal is currently serving as a Fulbright U.S. Scholar at Qatar University in Doha, Qatar For the past eight months, Mashal has taught classes in structural engineering at Qatar University. He is also researching the use of titanium alloy bars to retrofit structurally deficient concrete buildings in collaboration with colleagues at the institution. In addition to Mashal’s duties as an associate professor at Idaho State, he also serves as a member of the leadership team for ISU’s Office for Research, as director of the Disaster Response Complex and the Structural Laboratories at ISU, and as an associate director for the Center for Advanced Energy Studies.

"I am very honored to have been selected for the Accomplished Under 40,” said Mashal. “I came to Idaho in 2016. My wife, Irene van Woerden, and I have really enjoyed living and working here. Idahoans are some of the kindest, supportive, and caring people I have worked with in my professional career. Idaho is also special to us in the sense that our boy, Johnny, was born here. We are so happy to live here and call it our home."


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