What first got you interested in your field of choice?

Medicine has always been fascinating to me, from my first high school biology course, following through my college years. My board positions in Shifa Community Clinic allowed me to serve in underserved communities and shadow many doctors from different specialties. This experience further developed my interest in medicine and gave me an appreciation to solve problems in communities similar to mine.. While I am aware that as a physician I will not be able to always ease physical ailments, it suffices me to know that I can be their support system.

What type of obstacles have you had to overcome on the road to getting your education?

I came to the United States from Iraq in 2010 where language and culture shock were two challenges I faced. But with determination and courage I was able to overcome them throughout the years.

How did you know that KGI was the right school for you?

After I heard about KGI from my Co-workers and pre-health advisor at UC Davis, the first thing that was mentioned to me was how close knit the community is and how caring the staff are toward their students. These two values were exactly what I was looking for in a school and I am privileged to be part of this wonderful

Why did you want to become an Admissions Ambassador?

I want to become an Admissions Ambassador because I believe that other students deserve to know about the wonderful opportunities that KGI offers to its students. I would love to bridge the gap between KGI and other students who are looking into furthering their education.

What is one fun and interesting fact about you?

I love eating and making sushi a lot and love baking brownies. I recently got into weight training and I am super happy that I found a way to de-stress after a long day of studying.