Jamie Lee Aldakkour
I am hardworking and persevering. I am a bit of a perfectionist, and believe that is my vice as well as my virtue. I strive to better myself and reach higher expectations. I demonstrate an eagerness and willingness to learn, a positive outlook in all areas, as well as dedication and commitment in all that I do. I love football, basketball, and soccer. I am a huge Houston Texans fan! I consider myself to be outgoing, social, and always excited to meet new people.
Campus and Community Involvement
I am currently a member of PROMES, Allied Health Professions Society, and the Spanish Culture and Language Association. I intend to join the American Chemical Society as well. I have volunteered at the MARS Rover event, various walks, and the Star of Hope Mission during my first year on campus. I look forward to being more involved in the community, and give back in whichever way I can.
Awards and Honors
I am on the Dean’s List for the Cullen College of Engineering for Fall 2012—I was a Chemical Engineering major. In high school, I was a recipient of the Academic Excellence award for all four years. I also earned several department awards in English, Math, and Spanish. I was designated an AP Scholar with Honor. In addition to the Tier One Scholarship, I received the annual Commander Baker scholarship from my high school, as well as the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo scholarship.
I have taken several years of Spanish in high school, and will continue to take Spanish at UH. I will be studying abroad in Cuernavaca, Mexico this summer for five weeks through Kukulcan. I am excited to immerse myself in a Spanish-speaking country to further explore the language and culture. Because I am also minoring in Arabic, I also aspire to study abroad in the Middle East.
I have not completed any research projects yet, but I am planning to research in anything that pertains to healthcare, such as: Chemistry/Biochemistry, Biology, or Pharmacy.
After earning a Bachelor’s degree, I plan to apply to medical school. Should I not be accepted, I plan to work for the government in some way by combining my skills as a chemist and linguist.