I was born in Baghdad, Iraq, and became a proud U.S. citizen in 2015. Currently, I am a second year
student majoring in Cellular and Molecular Biology. Aside from school, I work parttime at Walmart, tutor at El Cajon Valley High School, and help promote Achieve High Points. Even though my parents and two younger siblings count on my support, I still find time to enjoy my hobbies. I make time to draw, sing, play guitar and piano, and record songs I wrote myself. I usually perform at school events, like open mic nights, and graduation ceremonies. My ultimate goal and my passion is to become a successful and helpful physician who will offer the time and the knowledge to the people who need assistance. I am very excited and eager to start volunteering in Dr. Sussman’s lab to gain experience in the medical field. This will be my first research and laboratory experience outside of a classroom, and I am very sure that I will gain skills and knowledge that will help me in the process of achieving my goal.