Ahmed D.

Student Ambassador at Earlham College


Class of 2023

Hometown: Gaza, Palestine, State of

Major: Biochemistry

Minor: Public Health and Psychology

My favorite class/professor is...

I’ve had several outstanding professors during my time here at Earlham, yet one of my favorites is one with whom I am now enrolled in one of my minor classes. She’s a fantastic professor and always challenges the students to learn more and research. Not everyone likes her due to her very joyful and organized lectures. But I can say that I’ve learned the most from her because of how she ties the classroom material into real-life examples.

The quirkiest thing I've seen at Earlham was...

At Earlham, many things can happen that are quirky. For me, one of the quirkiest things was the HeartShake event. This event was introduced by President Anne Houtman at the start of the 2019-2020 academic year to emphasize the importance of community at Earlham. The event basically was to shake hands with everyone in Earlham, and at the end, people received T-shirts with the events logo!

I chose Earlham because...

I chose Earlham College because I wanted a new challenge that couldn’t be given to me by studying in my own country. I knew I was ready to be more independent and promote my interests in a multicultural society. So, it was just a matter of what would be right for me. From my research around the college, I realized that the Earlham community is vibrant with students who are driven to discover their passions. I was astonished by the endless opportunities offered for its students to pursue their dreams, and it became clear to me that Earlham is the ideal place for me to develop into the person I wanted to become. Furthermore, I chose Earlham because of its outstanding international reputation. I’m also eager to continue studying in English in a multicultural environment to extend on my experiences at the UWC. The experiences I’ve had at UWC-RBC have also shaped my decision to apply to Earlham, where I will be able to put the things I’ve learned into practice and develop my skills even further.

My EPIC Journey...

As a Freshmen, I did not use my EPIC Advantage. However, I'm planning on using it medical-related internship or a research opportunity! Also, being a part of the Honors program, I have the opportunity to get a second EPIC! I am thinking of using it to cover my expenses of visiting an attending interviews at medical schools during my senior year.

I'm passionate about...

Sleeping Volunteering Researching and Experimenting Eating Food Cooking and Baking Watching Netflix Helping Others Traveling Reading Dancing Surgery Medicine

I'm involved with...

Hands on Drums Ensemble Chemistry Club Habitat for Humanity Model United Nations TEDx Club Ealham Dance Alloy First-Year Student's Dean Council Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) Minority Association of Pre-Medical Students (MAPS) Students for Peace and Justice in Palestine (SPJP) Health Club
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