What made you decide to enroll at the University of Maryland?
I have always wanted to attend the University of Maryland. Seeing my older sister go to this school and succeed, as well as working at UMD for a summer internship allowed me to be comfortable with the campus. Furthermore, I know UMD has amazing programs that will set me up for success in my future.
What major/career path do you plan on pursuing and how did you select that path?
I plan on pursuing a B.S. in psychology as I believe the courses will help me a lot in my future as a physician assistant. Furthermore, these topics interest me greatly.
Activities I do outside of class or community service/volunteer activities I'm involved with:
I am on the board of the Organization of Arab Students as the event coordinator. I also work as an SAT tutor for high schoolers.
Which programs are you enrolled in, and what have you gained from your experience in them thus far?
I am enrolled in the Global Public Health Scholars Program. I have met many people, made connections, and learned valuable information throughout this program that revolve around my topics of interest.
Aside from academics, what else do you hope to take away from your time at Maryland?
I hope to meet people and make long lasting friendships as well as create valuable memories. I also hope to make connections that will help me in my future endeavors.
What are your future goals after graduation?
I plan to enroll in PA school and one day become a physician assistant that specializes in pediatrics.