Name: Nuha Abousam
Hometown: Fairfax, VA
Company: GE, GE Power, Edison Engineer
School: Virginia Tech
Major: Chemical Engineering
Hobbies: Traveling, running, coffee shop enthusiast
Social Sector Partner Placement
Placement Organization: TBD
Organization Title: TBD
As an immigrant and the first in my family to attend university within the United States, it is the altruism of the community that has led me to pursue my potential. The experiences and education that my community has afforded me have opened my eyes to the numerous issues plaguing our communities. As an engineer, I have a vision of the role technology will play in addressing some of these issues.
As a ServiceCorps fellow, I want to learn more about the challenges within our current healthcare system and the approaches non-profit organizations are using in response. With this knowledge, I would like to leverage my critical thinking skills, background in technology, and leadership skills to develop solutions. Solutions that will help the organization carry out its mission and ultimately impact the community. Through my service, I hope to reciprocate some of the support that the community has extended to me.
My name is Nuha Abousam and I will be graduating from Virginia Tech with a degree in Chemical Engineering on May 2017. I have always been fascinated by the advancement of technology and the potential it has to transform people's lives. I often think about how learning about technology as a youth allowed me to discover my potential to become an engineer and the difference I can make as an engineer.
When I entered college, I wanted to empower others to reach their full potential. I helped with the National Society of Black Engineers Pre-College Initiative (PCI) to encourage high school students from underserved regions to pursue STEM careers. While interning at GE, I helped lead GE Girls Camp - a corporate initiative - in an effort to inspire young girls from underserved areas to pursue STEM.
As I approach graduation, I want to continue to serve as an advocate for technology and equality. I believe that is the duty of leaders to leverage technology in the service of others. As I embark on a year long journey of service, I look forward to being a leader in my community and creating an impact.