What activities and organizations are you involved in at NYIT?
I'm a power forward/center on the women's basketball team, an inductee of the President's Honor Society and the Athletic Directors' Honor Society, and a member of the NYIT Athletics Strategic Planning Committee.
Have you done an internship?
Back home in Egypt, I participated in a three-week internship program for the nonprofit organization, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, to learn about journalism and blogging.
What are your career aspirations?
I want to pursue my master's degree abroad. NYIT offers great opportunities to attain connections and internships. It's easy to connect and have a good network.
How did you adjust to life at college in another country?
One of my biggest challenges has been leaving my family and embracing a new culture. I think about the positive and focus on why I decided to be here. I was lucky to receive academic and athletics scholarships to attend NYIT. Studying at NYIT and playing basketball is a dream come true.
What advice do you have for high school students applying to college?
Look forward to attaining your education and make the most of it by getting internships and meeting new people. There is much to learn outside of class, too. Join organizations and attend workshops and meetings to add value to your college experience.