If I had to describe myself with only one word, I would say I am a dreamer. I have grand dreams, dreams that I know that the University of Houston will help me accomplish and fulfill. Aside from my desire to get a world class education and knowledge in the fields of biology, physics, and government; I thoroughly plan to enjoy and take advantage of my undergraduate years by being part of all that the University has to offer and making the most of this college experience. I am excited to grow and learn at UH and to contribute to the cultivation of the campus. From a young age I learned a love of medicine and as I grew I become very interested in politics and government; it is thus my career goal to become a medical correspondent and combine my interests of both policy and medicine. I am a driven and motivated student and I know I will succeed. I have a firm belief that one day I will change the world for the better, and it is towards that goal that I strive.
Campus and Community Involvement
Being involved and beneficial in my community is something that I hope to continue working towards for the rest of my life. In the past I have volunteered at Northwest Medical Clinic and at a local free community clinic. There I helped patients and assisted physicians while at the same time learned valuable skills and experience in the medical atmosphere. I also take part in organizations that do community service projects and I enjoy taking leadership roles in those situations for the betterment of myself and those around me. In high school I was the President of the NHS where I lead the way in many projects including; Supplies for Soldiers in Iraq, Dodge ball Tournament to raise money for families in need, adopting a family over Christmas, and a Carnation drive to raise funds. I was also President of the Health Occupational Students of America (HOSA) club at my High school where I lead the way in Cancer awareness weeks, and spreading preventative information about diabetes.
My love for policy, medicine, and debate has fueled my success in the University Policy Debate team. I competed as a novice, representing the University at one of the largest national debate tournaments in the Fall of 2012. I successfully made it into an elimination round at my first ever national tournament, a feat that has taught me much on poise, leadership, and quick thinking. Policy Debate has been a great experience in preparing me for a career as a medical correspondent. I have also traveled to inner city schools in Houston to teach them more about debate and foster a community of debaters at the earliest levels.
National Pre-Medical Honors Club
At the university I have joined Alpha Epsilon Delta (the National Pre-Med Honors Club) where I have contributed in fundraising. I also traveled with Alpha Epsilon Delta to medical school tours of Anatomy Labs, and received first-hand experience with cadavers and other important medical practices. Additionally as a part of AED I write articles for their weekly journal the “Scalpel” where I contribute stories of medical importance and also other interesting things on campus.
I am a volunteer at Memorial Hermann hospital in the medical center. I volunteer on a weekly basis in a wide capacity assisting the physicians and nurses.
All through my high school years, I played Tennis for the varsity team, and eventually became the tennis team captain. I won many local and area tournaments, and as captain often helped coach the freshmen and JV teams. I continue to play tennis recreationally, as a way to enjoy myself and stay fit.
In College I hope to continue adding to my language repertoire by learning the Arabic language. That being the case I hope to travel to a country where Arabic is the common tongue so that I may be immersed and surrounded by Arabic and thus learn it myself.
I am currently undertaking research in medical policy and health communications. It is collaborative research with the UH Communications Department.
I hope to continue research in areas that will benefit me in my long-term career, hence research in the medical field and biology combined with research in politics, government, and broadcasting.
To stay involved in the University. To become a leader in whatever capacity I can. To get a great education and to be successful in my goals. To have fun and take it easy.