My trip to Austin reaffirmed that the research I am doing as an undergraduate at Northeastern University is high quality and worthwhile.
The lights in Time Square were even brighter than I imagined, but the most memorable part of my experience was having the opportunity to meet so many prominent people in my field.
Perhaps the most inspiring event of the conference was the call to activism.
It was very rewarding to share my research with others who feel as passionately as I do about improving the provision of pharmacy services to patients with a mental illness.
By taking the unique service-learning model and applying it to a science class, the students learned skills such as communication and leadership while benefiting the community.
Being assigned to help prosecute child exploitation offenses certainly isn’t easy. The defendants we bring to justice prey on the innocent. It is heartbreaking – and incredibly rewarding.
Rarely are university students challenged to integrate research into policy proposals, defend their positions, and negotiate with their peers, as they are in Model United Nations, Model NATO, and Model Arab League.
For me, the Global Health & Innovation Conference was an affirmation that there are thousands of people rallying around improving health worldwide.
I have had the privilege of joining the CSTE in its efforts to learn more about Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) and ensure player safety in every sport and place where concussions may occur.
The Honors Travel Grant allowed me to experience and grown as not only a Model Arab League delegate, but as a public speaker and negotiator.