Alumni Profile

Donia Ahmed

Student Leader: Kristen Pham

My Student Leader guided me through the course with encouraging words and motivation. She helped me understand concepts and pushed me to think outside of the box sometimes, helping me realize I was capable of more than I thought I was."

What did serving as a Student Leader mean to you? What motivated you to participate?
My Student Leader guided me through the course with encouraging words and motivation. She helped me understand concepts and pushed me to think outside of the box sometimes, helping me realize I was capable of more than I thought I was. I wanted to be a helping hand for new freshmen and encourage them to appreciate engineering and its ability to turn ideas into reality.

A memory that remains with me from my Student Leader days is:
After a stressful few days of writing my first Engineering Recommendation and sending it for review to my SL, Sami responded back telling me I did a great job and praised my way of thinking and coming about my argument. Since this was my first individual assignment, I was elated that I had finally started to feel like I did belong in the program because I was starting to understand the engineering way of thought.

Any leaders you'd like to shout-out to?
Kristen Pham, thank you for your help!