To be able to run in college means that all the hard work I have put in for years growing up paid off. I love learning new techniques and training exercises to better improve on the track. I am a hard worker, leader, and all around great student athlete. I am very flexible when it comes to which events I run, I have always told my coaches wherever they need me I will compete. I found a passion, in sprints, because of the competition. In addition to my individual races, being a part of relay teams is just as competitive and I get to share improvement and victory with my teammates. Other than my time spent on the track, I am a driven and fast learner in the class room. I love group work and hands-on activities, but work just as efficiently on individual projects.
Outside of school and track, I volunteer at my church every Sunday and during several fundraising events, throughout the year. I led our youth ministry group for 2 years which consisted of about 12 members who volunteered their time to cleanup around the church, attend community events, and represent our church at regional and national conventions. As a first generation Palestinian-American, I am bilingual and have traveled extensively to Jordan, Palestine (West Bank), Canada and have a great appreciation for cultural differences. I am looking forward to a college experience with a diverse student body, to continue to expand my knowledge and appreciation for those who are different than me.