M.D. Candidate | Stanford School of Medicine
Biology, B.S. | UCLA '19
Biomedical Research Minor
Transferred from Orange Coast College

Born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, I immigrated to the United States in 2014 with my parents. My dream growing up was to be a soccer player, but turns out I’m terrible at it. In high school, I learned about the field of sports medicine, in which physicians can work with elite athletes to help them prevent or recover from injuries, and I was fascinated: if I can’t be on the soccer field as a player, I can be there as a medical expert! From there, my interest in pursuing medicine started. At UCLA, I had the chance to explore scientific research through the biomedical research minor, and I found clinical research to be particularly interesting! In the future, I see myself working in an academic setting, where I can be involved in research and scholarship while also helping athletes stay healthy as a sports physician. When I’m not playing soccer, talking about soccer, or studying to be involved in soccer, I enjoy driving ridiculous amounts of time to “must try” food spots, reading cheesy poetry books, and spending time with close friends.