I am an Egyptian Muslim and in our culture and religion, women don’t always have the same opportunities as men or people living in other countries. Some values associated with a democratic way of life are the economic, educational, and social opportunities that are open to me. I was able to apply and attend a four-year college. This is something I wouldn’t have been able to do had my parents stayed in Egypt.
Max De Pree once said, “In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.” This statement motivates me to be active in the Student Government. During my time in office, I made many changes to improve my school. My assiduousness and outgoing personality enable me to be effective. After being nominated for senator this year and acquiring the position, I feel right at home. Student Government is a big part of my life because I want to positively influence the lives of students. I have many ideas to improve CCNY that I hope to implement during my time as senator that will benefit the student body greatly. If I become senator, then I will make the Student Government more beneficial to students at CCNY.
I always tell my family, including parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents that I live in a county where it is within my reach to do something extraordinary.. I have had many ambitions for my future. I always knew I wanted to choose a career that will allow me to help people on a daily basis.