Jasmine Eldomyati believes in creating her own opportunities. In her first year on the NYIT-Old Westbury campus, she founded the Autism Speaks U chapter, became president of the Arab Student Association, and co-hosted Azeem and Jasmine's Morning Show, a WNYT radio program. Her latest endeavor is serving as the Student Government Association (SGA) vice president in the 2013-14 academic year.
"My parents, religion, and culture are three things that have shaped me into the person I am today and inspire me to keep growing and working hard to fulfill my dreams," says Eldomyati, who enjoys whittling, painting, and making pottery.
A go-getter attitude is natural to her lifestyle. During her sophomore year, she headed the marketing committee of the Muslim Student Association and served as a summer orientation leader and a first-year experience mentor. Her goal is a career as an occupational therapist helping people with autism.
"Raising awareness of autism spectrum disorders is something I'm very dedicated to," she says. "I'm looking forward to getting other students and members of our community involved, too."