College of Arts and Sciences, Physics track, Class of 2017
Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Miami Lakes, but my family is originally from Syria.
Are you a scholarship recipient?
Yes. Ronald A. Hammond Scholarship.
Explain why you chose the University of Miami as the preferred school for you to attend.
When I was deciding on which college to attend, I really wanted to go to a school that would be a mix of that home and a city feel. Seeing this campus for the first time, I immediately felt at home. Though the beautiful environment is second to none, what truly makes this campus colorful has to be the people that make it up. Along with the campus, the University’s close proximity to the bustling city of Miami provides the perfect combination I was looking for in a school.
Describe your fondest memory or experience as a student.
Meeting and talking to a US Congressman on a personal level about alternative energy and in what direction the industry is moving. To personally speak to a Congressman about an issue that is dear to me will be an unforgettable experience.
What do you want your legacy to be as a Miami Hurricane?
I want to be remembered for being open minded of other cultures. We live in a world today that is filled with violence, mainly between different religions and cultures. The fact of the matter is we are all human, each of us may believe in different things, but that doesn’t mean we should hurt the people who don’t believe in the same things as us.
Why is it important for alumni to give back to the University of Miami?
It is important to give back to the institution and experience that was so significant in a personal formative way because without the University of Miami, the opportunities in life would be drastically different. Giving back to the University can provide the next generation with a chance to get these opportunities in their lives. As an alumnus, I would hope to be able to give back monetary donations and a professional connection for students that are interested in going into a similar industry as me, to be there as a mentor for the future students.
Who or what is your favorite professor or course?
George Alexandrakis. Physics with Applications in the Life Sciences.
What are you career aspirations or where will you be working once you graduate?
I plan on attending medical school and becoming a physician.
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