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What leadership roles or volunteer experiences have been important to you during your time at Maryland?
At my time in Maryland I have been involved in Student Sustainability Committee, part of the SGA. It's been very important to me because we have advocate for environmental change on campus, and inform people about pressing environmental issues that pertain to us as students. I am also vice president of the human rights group, Students for Justice in Palestine. We advocate for basic human rights for Palestinians living under occupation. I am happy with my involvement in these organizations because I am able to act on what I believe in, and I feel like I am truly making a difference.
Why did you choose to attend the University of Maryland, what makes this place special to you and what is your favorite part of being a Terp?
Attending the University of Maryland is one of the best decisions I've ever made. It is a school with so much diversity and varying interests that I feel like I meet a new type of person every day. There is an activity or class for everyone here, so every student is able to pursue something that is of interest to them. There are so many ways for me to follow my passions at UMD. Classes, student organizations, and events make it so that I am able to constantly feel like I am learning so much, and enjoying it at the same time.
How will you make a positive difference in the world?
I am excited to be able to make positive change in the world. I am very passionate about the environment and human rights. I’ve put so much energy and time into this interest, whether it’s going to protests, reading articles, signing petitions, or talking to anyone that has the same interest. I would really enjoy a job where I can express this passion further. Surrounded by my interests, and people who understand them, I hope to continue to grow exponentially and put to use the knowledge I learned in college to impliment positive environmental policy, and work internationally to make sure we as a planet are improving the way we treat the earth.
What is your major, minor, class and graduation year?
My major is Environmental Science and Policy. My prospective minor is French Language. I am expected to graduate in 2019.
What is your Hometown?
My hometown is Bethesda, Maryland. I lived there my whole life, except when I moved to Beirut, Lebanon in the seventh grade for one year.