Alumni

Since its founding in 2018, four classes of 50 fellows each have been admitted to the Qimam Fellowship, with an average applicant pool of 16k candidates per class. To be admitted, candidates have to undergo a very rigorous evaluation process, including two in-person interviews by senior leaders from the public and private sector..

Aalya Zaab Albeeshi

aalya zaab albeeshi

aalya z. albeeshi

Class of 2019

Abdelrahman Babiker Babiker

abdelrahman babiker babiker

abdelrahman b. babiker

Class of 2020

ABDULAZIZ ABDULRAHMAN ALOGYEL

abdulaziz abdulrahman alogyel

abdulaziz a. alogyel

Class of 2021

ABDULJABBAR ABDULRAZAQ ALHAMOOD

abduljabbar abdulrazaq alhamood

abduljabbar a. alhamood

Class of 2021

ABDULLAH ABDULAZIZ BIN ASKAR

abdullah abdulaziz bin askar

abdullah a. b. askar

Class of 2018

ABDULLAH ALMANSOUR MOHAMMED ALMANSOUR

abdullah almansour mohammed almansour

abdullah a. m. almansour

Class of 2021

ABDULLAH JAFAR ALGHANIM

abdullah jafar alghanim

abdullah j. alghanim

Class of 2021

Abdullah Qasem Alalwan

abdullah qasem alalwan

abdullah q. alalwan

Class of 2020

Abdullah Yasir Alalawi

abdullah yasir alalawi

abdullah y. alalawi

Class of 2019

Abdulmajeed Mohammad Aljaloud

abdulmajeed mohammad aljaloud

abdulmajeed m. aljaloud

Class of 2019

Abdulrahim Nabil Bima

abdulrahim nabil bima

abdulrahim n. bima

Class of 2020

ABDULRAHMAN ABDULQADER JILANI

abdulrahman abdulqader jilani

abdulrahman a. jilani

Class of 2018

ABDULRAHMAN MOHAMMED ALSUHAIMI

abdulrahman mohammed alsuhaimi

abdulrahman m. alsuhaimi

Class of 2018

Abdulrahman Mohammed Alsuwailim

abdulrahman mohammed alsuwailim

abdulrahman m. alsuwailim

Class of 2019

ABDULRAHMAN WALEED ALRUMAIH

abdulrahman waleed alrumaih

abdulrahman w. alrumaih

Class of 2021

Afaf Nasser Alqahtani

afaf nasser alqahtani

afaf n. alqahtani

Class of 2019

AHAD ABDULLAH ALNEMARI

ahad abdullah alnemari

ahad a. alnemari

Class of 2021

AHMAD ABDULRAHMAN ALHESYANI

ahmad abdulrahman alhesyani

ahmad a. alhesyani

Class of 2021

AHMAD HASSAN ALABBASI

ahmad hassan alabbasi

ahmad h. alabbasi

Class of 2021

AHMAD SAEED ALGHAMDI

ahmad saeed alghamdi

ahmad s. alghamdi

Class of 2018

Ahmad Sami Abdelaziz

ahmad sami abdelaziz

ahmad s. abdelaziz

Class of 2020

AHMAD SHEIHAN ALONAZI

ahmad sheihan alonazi

ahmad s. alonazi

Class of 2018

Ahmed Abdulilah Almadan

ahmed abdulilah almadan

ahmed a. almadan

Class of 2020

Ahmed Hamad AlOmairin

ahmed hamad alomairin

ahmed h. alomairin

Class of 2019

Aisha Atyahallah Alzahrani

aisha atyahallah alzahrani

aisha a. alzahrani

Class of 2020

AISHA MOHAMMAD DABBAGH

aisha mohammad dabbagh

aisha m. dabbagh

Class of 2018

Alaa Abdulrahman Alnemer

alaa abdulrahman alnemer

alaa a. alnemer

Class of 2019

Alanoud Bader Alofaysan

alanoud bader alofaysan

alanoud b. alofaysan

Class of 2019

ALI MOHAMMAD ABURUB

ali mohammad aburub

ali m. aburub

Class of 2021

Aljazzy Khalaf Alahmadi

aljazzy khalaf alahmadi

aljazzy k. alahmadi

Class of 2020

ALJOHARA MOHAMMED ALBANYAN

aljohara mohammed albanyan

aljohara m. albanyan

Class of 2018

ALMUNZIR BADAWY BADAWY

almunzir badawy badawy

almunzir b. badawy

Class of 2018

Alwaleed Abdullah Almaqra

alwaleed abdullah almaqra

alwaleed a. almaqra

Class of 2020

Alwaleed Khaled Dhabban

alwaleed khaled dhabban

alwaleed k. dhabban

Class of 2019

Anas Mohamed Alfadda

anas mohamed alfadda

anas m. alfadda

Class of 2019

Anas Salem Aldawsari

anas salem aldawsari

anas s. aldawsari

Class of 2019

ARWA ABDULRAHMAN KARIM

arwa abdulrahman karim

arwa a. karim

Class of 2021

Asma Abdulsamad Qari

asma abdulsamad qari

asma a. qari

Class of 2020

Atheer Abdulraheem Alsufyani

atheer abdulraheem alsufyani

atheer a. alsufyani

Class of 2019

Banan Saad Alsaedi

banan saad alsaedi

banan s. alsaedi

Class of 2020

Basel Zakaria Habib

basel zakaria habib

basel z. habib

Class of 2020

BASHAYER FAWAZ ALFURAIKH

bashayer fawaz alfuraikh

bashayer f. alfuraikh

Class of 2021

Bassam Mohammed Akram Aldeen

bassam mohammed akram aldeen

bassam m. a. aldeen

Class of 2020

BAYAN SALMAN ALSHUHAYB

bayan salman alshuhayb

bayan s. alshuhayb

Class of 2021

Boshra Ahmed Alhejaili

boshra ahmed alhejaili

boshra a. alhejaili

Class of 2020

DALYA ABDULRAHMAN ALQARNI

dalya abdulrahman alqarni

dalya a. alqarni

Class of 2018

Dareen Hosam Abdulkareem

dareen hosam abdulkareem

dareen h. abdulkareem

Class of 2020

DEEMA SAAD ALRAFI

deema saad alrafi

deema s. alrafi

Class of 2018

Dima Saleh Alsheikh

dima saleh alsheikh

dima s. alsheikh

Class of 2019

Ebtehal Rakhaa Alnasir

ebtehal rakhaa alnasir

ebtehal r. alnasir

Class of 2020

Edi Adel Shafaay

edi adel shafaay

edi a. shafaay

Class of 2020

Esraa Ebrahim Alhasan

esraa ebrahim alhasan

esraa e. alhasan

Class of 2019

Esraa Mohammed Almuwarraee

esraa mohammed almuwarraee

esraa m. almuwarraee

Class of 2019

Essa Hassan Nahari

essa hassan nahari

essa h. nahari

Class of 2019

FAHAD ABDULAZIZ ALABDULAZIZ

fahad abdulaziz alabdulaziz

fahad a. alabdulaziz

Class of 2018

FAHDAH ALI ALSUBAIHIN

fahdah ali alsubaihin

fahdah a. alsubaihin

Class of 2021

FAISAL ABDULRAHMAN MOULAY ALBIZIOUI

faisal abdulrahman moulay albizioui

faisal a. m. albizioui

Class of 2021

FARAH HAITHAM ALSHAMMARI

farah haitham alshammari

farah h. alshammari

Class of 2018

FARIS MOHAMMED ALWASEL

faris mohammed alwasel

faris m. alwasel

Class of 2021

FAROOQ MOHAMMED AWAD

farooq mohammed awad

farooq m. awad

Class of 2018

FATIMAH ABDULHAMID ALSAAD

fatimah abdulhamid alsaad

fatimah a. alsaad

Class of 2021

Fatimah Abdullah Buzid

fatimah abdullah buzid

fatimah a. buzid

Class of 2019

FATIMAH JAWAD AL-EDILI

fatimah jawad al-edili

fatimah j. al-edili

Class of 2018

FATIMAH MOHAMMED ALSAFER

fatimah mohammed alsafer

fatimah m. alsafer

Class of 2018

Ghadah Tariq Alrajhi

ghadah tariq alrajhi

ghadah t. alrajhi

Class of 2019

Ghanimah Nasser Abuhaimed

ghanimah nasser abuhaimed

ghanimah n. abuhaimed

Class of 2020

GHASSAN ABDULGHAFFAR ALJAWI

ghassan abdulghaffar aljawi

ghassan a. aljawi

Class of 2021

HABIB MOHAMMAD FAROOQ

habib mohammad farooq

habib m. farooq

Class of 2018

Hadia Ahmad Alhadid

hadia ahmad alhadid

hadia a. alhadid

Class of 2020

Hanadi Yahya Alqahtani

hanadi yahya alqahtani

hanadi y. alqahtani

Class of 2020

Hanen Abdallah Alshahrani

hanen abdallah alshahrani

hanen a. alshahrani

Class of 2020

Hasan Naji Abduljaleel

hasan naji abduljaleel

hasan n. abduljaleel

Class of 2019

Hassan Hadi Alzbedi

hassan hadi alzbedi

hassan h. alzbedi

Class of 2020

HASSAN NEZAR KHDARY

hassan nezar khdary

hassan n. khdary

Class of 2018

Hesham Abdulrahman Almeneif

hesham abdulrahman almeneif

hesham a. almeneif

Class of 2020

Hussah Abdulrahman Alzoghaibi

hussah abdulrahman alzoghaibi

hussah a. alzoghaibi

Class of 2020

Ibrahim Bandar Bin Ateeq

ibrahim bandar bin ateeq

ibrahim b. b. ateeq

Class of 2019

Ibrahim Zaab Albeeshi

ibrahim zaab albeeshi

ibrahim z. albeeshi

Class of 2020

JABER ISSAK MOHAMED

jaber issak mohamed

jaber i. mohamed

Class of 2021

Joud Tofiq Saleh

joud tofiq saleh

joud t. saleh

Class of 2019

JUMANAH TAREK QEDAIR

jumanah tarek qedair

jumanah t. qedair

Class of 2021

KAMEL BASSEL M. GAZZAZ

kamel bassel m. gazzaz

kamel b. m. gazzaz

Class of 2018

KHALED OTMAN ALQAHTANI

khaled otman alqahtani

khaled o. alqahtani

Class of 2021

KHALID ABDULLAH ALKENAA

khalid abdullah alkenaa

khalid a. alkenaa

Class of 2018

Khalid Hussain Alghamdi

khalid hussain alghamdi

khalid h. alghamdi

Class of 2019

KHALID YAHYA ALMALKI

khalid yahya almalki

khalid y. almalki

Class of 2018

Khlod Moneef Alshammary

khlod moneef alshammary

khlod m. alshammary

Class of 2019

Laila Makram Shuldhum

laila makram shuldhum

laila m. shuldhum

Class of 2020

LAMA KHALID ALOTHMAN

lama khalid alothman

lama k. alothman

Class of 2021

LAMEES ABDULLAH ALTAMIM

lamees abdullah altamim

lamees a. altamim

Class of 2018

LAMIA OMAR ALOTAIBI

lamia omar alotaibi

lamia o. alotaibi

Class of 2018

Maher Abdulrahman Aljohani

maher abdulrahman aljohani

maher a. aljohani

Class of 2019

Majed Ghanem Al-Harbi

majed ghanem al-harbi

majed g. al-harbi

Class of 2019

MALAK MOHAMMED ALAJMI

malak mohammed alajmi

malak m. alajmi

Class of 2018

MARAM NABEEL MISHA

maram nabeel misha

maram n. misha

Class of 2018

Mariam Khursheed Ahmed

mariam khursheed ahmed

mariam k. ahmed

Class of 2020

Maryam Ahmed Alqassas

maryam ahmed alqassas

maryam a. alqassas

Class of 2019

MARYAM DHAIFALLAH ALHARBI

maryam dhaifallah alharbi

maryam d. alharbi

Class of 2021

Maryam Eissa Ajeebi

maryam eissa ajeebi

maryam e. ajeebi

Class of 2019

MASHAEL MAJED ALZAHRANI

mashael majed alzahrani

mashael m. alzahrani

Class of 2021

Mawaddah Abdullah Alsobhi

mawaddah abdullah alsobhi

mawaddah a. alsobhi

Class of 2020

Mayada Mahmoud Elsaid

mayada mahmoud elsaid

mayada m. elsaid

Class of 2019

MAYYAZ MOHAMMED ALQUBAYS

mayyaz mohammed alqubays

mayyaz m. alqubays

Class of 2021

Mazen Sulaiman Alsuhaibani

mazen sulaiman alsuhaibani

mazen s. alsuhaibani

Class of 2020

Meshari Muhanna Alosaimi

meshari muhanna alosaimi

meshari m. alosaimi

Class of 2020

Mohamed Aboubacar Soko

mohamed aboubacar soko

mohamed a. soko

Class of 2020

MOHAMMAD ALI QARA

mohammad ali qara

mohammad a. qara

Class of 2018

MOHAMMED ABDULLAH ALJUGHAYMAN

mohammed abdullah aljughayman

mohammed a. aljughayman

Class of 2018

MOHAMMED ALI AL-HOWSA

mohammed ali al-howsa

mohammed a. al-howsa

Class of 2018

Mohammed Ali Alsaeed

mohammed ali alsaeed

mohammed a. alsaeed

Class of 2019

MOHAMMED KHALID ALMUGREN

mohammed khalid almugren

mohammed k. almugren

Class of 2018

MOHAMMED RASHED ALDOSSARY

mohammed rashed aldossary

mohammed r. aldossary

Class of 2018

MOHAMMED SAEED ALRAMADAN

mohammed saeed alramadan

mohammed s. alramadan

Class of 2021

Mohannad Khalid Aalouh

mohannad khalid aalouh

mohannad k. aalouh

Class of 2020

MONA AHMED ALSHEHRI

mona ahmed alshehri

mona a. alshehri

Class of 2018

Muhammad Abdulrahman Alhadlaq

muhammad abdulrahman alhadlaq

muhammad a. alhadlaq

Class of 2020

MUHANNA ALRAYDH ALANAZI

muhanna alraydh alanazi

muhanna a. alanazi

Class of 2021

Muhannad Abdulaziz Alnahdi

muhannad abdulaziz alnahdi

muhannad a. alnahdi

Class of 2019

Munira Essam Alkadi

munira essam alkadi

munira e. alkadi

Class of 2020

Musab Abdullah Aldosari

musab abdullah aldosari

musab a. aldosari

Class of 2020

NAJLA ABDULLATIF ALI

najla abdullatif ali

najla a. ali

Class of 2021

NAWAF MOSSAED ALAHMED

nawaf mossaed alahmed

nawaf m. alahmed

Class of 2021

NAWAR TAYSEER ALHADDAD

nawar tayseer alhaddad

nawar t. alhaddad

Class of 2021

NIZAR SAHAL NOOR

nizar sahal noor

nizar s. noor

Class of 2021

NORA NAJI ALDOSSARY

nora naji aldossary

nora n. aldossary

Class of 2021

Nora Suleman Aldohan

nora suleman aldohan

nora s. aldohan

Class of 2020

NORAH ABDULLAH ALTURAIQI

norah abdullah alturaiqi

norah a. alturaiqi

Class of 2021

Norah Ali Alsultan

norah ali alsultan

norah a. alsultan

Class of 2020

NOUF ABDULRAHMAN ALSOGHYAR

nouf abdulrahman alsoghyar

nouf a. alsoghyar

Class of 2021

NOUF AHMAD ALASLANI

nouf ahmad alaslani

nouf a. alaslani

Class of 2021

NOUF HASSAN ALMALKI

nouf hassan almalki

nouf h. almalki

Class of 2018

Nouf Khalid Hammad

nouf khalid hammad

nouf k. hammad

Class of 2019

Nouf Saleh Alwasidi

nouf saleh alwasidi

nouf s. alwasidi

Class of 2020

Noura Sultan Almuqati

noura sultan almuqati

noura s. almuqati

Class of 2020

Obeid Mohammed Alkethami

obeid mohammed alkethami

obeid m. alkethami

Class of 2019

OHOUD ABDULRAHMAN ALRESHIDI

ohoud abdulrahman alreshidi

ohoud a. alreshidi

Class of 2021

Omar Abdulrahman Alhazzaa

omar abdulrahman alhazzaa

omar a. alhazzaa

Class of 2019

OMAR ADEL ALSUGHAYER

omar adel alsughayer

omar a. alsughayer

Class of 2021

Omar Bakr Alammari

omar bakr alammari

omar b. alammari

Class of 2019

Osama Farouk Khogeer

osama farouk khogeer

osama f. khogeer

Class of 2019

RAED KHALIL ALALI

raed khalil alali

raed k. alali

Class of 2018

Raed Lafi Alahmdi

raed lafi alahmdi

raed l. alahmdi

Class of 2019

RAGHAD ABDULLAH AL-HARBI

raghad abdullah al-harbi

raghad a. al-harbi

Class of 2018

Raghad Ahmad Alghonaim

raghad ahmad alghonaim

raghad a. alghonaim

Class of 2020

RAGHAD ALI ALTALEB

raghad ali altaleb

raghad a. altaleb

Class of 2021

RAGHAD MAHMOUD ALJONDI

raghad mahmoud aljondi

raghad m. aljondi

Class of 2021

RAGHAD MOHAMMED ALJADAAN

raghad mohammed aljadaan

raghad m. aljadaan

Class of 2018

RAGHAD WALEED NHARI

raghad waleed nhari

raghad w. nhari

Class of 2018

RAHA SULTAN ABUZNADA

raha sultan abuznada

raha s. abuznada

Class of 2021

Rahaf Saleh AlMuhanna

rahaf saleh almuhanna

rahaf s. almuhanna

Class of 2019

RANYAH YAHYA ALJAMAL

ranyah yahya aljamal

ranyah y. aljamal

Class of 2021

RAWAN MOUSA ALMARWANI ALJUHANI

rawan mousa almarwani aljuhani

rawan m. a. aljuhani

Class of 2018

REEM MERDAS ALZMAMMI

reem merdas alzmammi

reem m. alzmammi

Class of 2018

REEMA ABDULLAH ALDAWSARI

reema abdullah aldawsari

reema a. aldawsari

Class of 2021

Reham Eissa Ajeebi

reham eissa ajeebi

reham e. ajeebi

Class of 2020

Renad Abbas Alorri

renad abbas alorri

renad a. alorri

Class of 2020

Rima Jamil Alhanniny

rima jamil alhanniny

rima j. alhanniny

Class of 2019

ROAA EMAD MORYA

roaa emad morya

roaa e. morya

Class of 2021

Ruba MHD Safwan Bazerbachi

ruba mhd safwan bazerbachi

ruba m. s. bazerbachi

Class of 2019

RYNAD MUSAAD ALSAIF

rynad musaad alsaif

rynad m. alsaif

Class of 2021

Sahira Jilan Nahari

sahira jilan nahari

sahira j. nahari

Class of 2019

Saja Ali Alqahtani

saja ali alqahtani

saja a. alqahtani

Class of 2020

Sajjad Mohammed Alhaddad

sajjad mohammed alhaddad

sajjad m. alhaddad

Class of 2020

Saleem Abdulfattah Aldajani

saleem abdulfattah aldajani

saleem a. aldajani

Class of 2019

Samaher Saeed Hazzazi

samaher saeed hazzazi

samaher s. hazzazi

Class of 2019

Sara Ahmad Assiri

sara ahmad assiri

sara a. assiri

Class of 2020

SARA HASSAN ALQAHTANI

sara hassan alqahtani

sara h. alqahtani

Class of 2018

Sarah Abdulrahman Alhabeeb

sarah abdulrahman alhabeeb

sarah a. alhabeeb

Class of 2020

Sarah Ali Merzen

sarah ali merzen

sarah a. merzen

Class of 2019

Sarah Ayed Kanee

sarah ayed kanee

sarah a. kanee

Class of 2020

SARAH IBRAHIM ALKHAMIS

sarah ibrahim alkhamis

sarah i. alkhamis

Class of 2018

SARAH ISA ALSAMIN

sarah isa alsamin

sarah i. alsamin

Class of 2018

SARAH WALEED ALBAIZ

sarah waleed albaiz

sarah w. albaiz

Class of 2021

Saud Abdullah Almulihi

saud abdullah almulihi

saud a. almulihi

Class of 2020

Saud Mohammed Alwatban

saud mohammed alwatban

saud m. alwatban

Class of 2020

Saud Mubarak Bubshait

saud mubarak bubshait

saud m. bubshait

Class of 2019

Sawsan Nasser AlMarzouk

sawsan nasser almarzouk

sawsan n. almarzouk

Class of 2019

SHADEN NAIF ALSHAMMARI

shaden naif alshammari

shaden n. alshammari

Class of 2018

SHAHAD ABDULRAHMAN ALSUWILEM

shahad abdulrahman alsuwilem

shahad a. alsuwilem

Class of 2018

Shahad Shukri Albakri

shahad shukri albakri

shahad s. albakri

Class of 2020

SHAHLA ABDULLAH ALMALKI

shahla abdullah almalki

shahla a. almalki

Class of 2018

SHAYHANA MUHAMMED ALKHUSHAIL

shayhana muhammed alkhushail

shayhana m. alkhushail

Class of 2018

SHAYKHAH ABDULRAHMAN ALHASSAN

shaykhah abdulrahman alhassan

shaykhah a. alhassan

Class of 2018

SHEIKHAH IBRAHIM ALTAMIMI

sheikhah ibrahim altamimi

sheikhah i. altamimi

Class of 2021

Shouq Yousef Alsaedi

shouq yousef alsaedi

shouq y. alsaedi

Class of 2019

SHUKRYA YAAQUB KENKAR

shukrya yaaqub kenkar

shukrya y. kenkar

Class of 2021

SOHAIB EMAD MORYA

sohaib emad morya

sohaib e. morya

Class of 2018

SOUNDOUSS ABDULELAH ABOUSSEKHRA

soundouss abdulelah aboussekhra

soundouss a. aboussekhra

Class of 2018

SUHAYB HUSSAM ALDEEN ALSAWADI

suhayb hussam aldeen alsawadi

suhayb h. a. alsawadi

Class of 2018

Sulaiman Saleh Alsaif

sulaiman saleh alsaif

sulaiman s. alsaif

Class of 2019

SULTAN ALNASHMI ALQASIM

sultan alnashmi alqasim

sultan a. alqasim

Class of 2021

Sultan Salem Alaboodi

sultan salem alaboodi

sultan s. alaboodi

Class of 2019

SUMEAU KHALID ALKHUDAIR

sumeau khalid alkhudair

sumeau k. alkhudair

Class of 2018

Talah Saleh Alfaqeeh

talah saleh alfaqeeh

talah s. alfaqeeh

Class of 2020

WALEED KHALID SEDDIQ

waleed khalid seddiq

waleed k. seddiq

Class of 2018

Yara Abdullah Alnutaifi

yara abdullah alnutaifi

yara a. alnutaifi

Class of 2019

Yazeed Mohammed Almutairi

yazeed mohammed almutairi

yazeed m. almutairi

Class of 2019

YOUMNA MOHAMED ALNASRALLAH

youmna mohamed alnasrallah

youmna m. alnasrallah

Class of 2021

ZAID RIAD IDRIS

zaid riad idris

zaid r. idris

Class of 2021

ZIYAD AHMED ABDULMATIN

ziyad ahmed abdulmatin

ziyad a. abdulmatin

Class of 2021

Aalya Zaab Albeeshi

King Saud University

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Aalya chose her bachelor’s degree in speech language pathology and audiology at King Saud University (KSU) out of a deep desire to understand communication from a disordered perspective. Her mission is to help people improve their ability to express themselves. As a junior at KSU, she has immersed herself in linguistics, neuroscience, anatomy, and physics. The diversity of this study plan appealed to Aalya’s hunger for knowledge. When she is not exploring the realms of speech pathology, she serves as a board member of the Hearing Disorder and Speech-Language Club, where she plans and coordinates events and oversees activities. Additionally, she serves Translators without Borders as a volunteer, providing educational and informative materials to underserved communities undergoing humanitarian crises. Aalya loves journaling in her spare time and credits this habit for her thinking agility, orderliness, and record-keeping skills.

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Abdelrahman Babiker Babiker

Prince Sultan University

Computer Science/Technology

As a Software Engineering student undertaking a bachelor’s degree at Prince Sultan University (PSU), Abdelrahman has won honours in several computer science competitions: Firstly, he acquired third place out of 1,200 participants in the Devogame event in Paris. After his win, he was invited to a start-up accelerator sponsored by the minister of communications and IT to implement his Devogame AI-based solution. Secondly, as part of the IEEE PSU Student Chapter, he was among the top five teams in the KSA IEEExtreme programming competition. He got the chance to utilize his computer science expertise at PSU Robotics and IoT Lab, where he Implemented deep learning algorithms and conduct science outreach projects. Apart from excelling at programming, Abdelrahman attained the runner-up award in the Riyadh University Debate Competition sponsored by King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue. He leveraged his leadership and public speaking skills to win Best Delegate awards at PragueMUN and USEMUN, establish the PSUMUN Society of which he became its Secretary-General, become part of his high school’s Student Council, and become elected to Vice President of his university’s Toastmasters International club. Abdelrahman credits his multi-cultural upbringing which spans over 10 schools in 3 different countries for his teamwork and collaboration skills which he hopes to channel alongside his experience to positively impact the world.

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ABDULAZIZ ABDULRAHMAN ALOGYEL

King Saud University

Law

A student of Law at King Saud University, Abdulaziz has already developed legal expertise through his work with Ihtikam Law Firm, Al-Zamil & Al-Kharashi Law Firm, the Mohammed bin Abdulaziz AL Rajhi Endowment, and his voluntary contributions towards his university’s legal processes. Abdulaziz attributes his success in the field of law to his ability to communicate powerfully; he has won several competitions for his speaking in particular. This includes competitions related to legal discourse, undertaking legal arbitrations, delivering sermons, recitation competitions, and even presenting to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. For instance, he won first place at King Saud University's legal dialogue competition, second place in their public speaking competition, and third place in their improvisational recitation competition. He also won first place in the Knights of Speech competition six times in a row. His academic foundation in law is also exemplary, having won the Mawhiba grant for six years for his academic achievements as well as places in several leadership incubation programs. He's also passionate about giving back to his fellow students; he established a jurisprudence program for members of the Law Club at King Saud University. To support his fellow students on their educational journeys, he leads the American AMIDEAST Ambassadors team as well as being a member of the Student Advisory Council for the Dean of the College. Outside of the law, Abdulaziz has a flair for entrepreneurship, having presided over a training program that simulates the process of starting a startup.

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ABDULJABBAR ABDULRAZAQ ALHAMOOD

Columbia University

Engineering

As a student completing two master's degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Management Science & Engineering at Columbia University, Abduljabbar has always been passionate about synthetic biology and the real world applications of bioengineering. This is evidenced by several intensive research projects he has undertaken over the years. When he was only a high school student, he attempted viral-mediated genome editing using the CRISPR/Cas9 system. Years later, while interning at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, he was successfully able to genetically engineer cancer cells after months of grueling trial and error. He knew then that he had found his calling in life. He presented his innovative work in international conferences and competitions, winning several awards in the field of bioengineering. One of his proudest achievements was placing second in the SABIC Entrepreneurship competition, by proposing a novel, cost-efficient insulin production method. In the future, he hopes to collaborate with SABIC to build an insulin production plant based on this method. He was also honored as a speaker at Mawhiba's Forum at UNESCO, which focuses on gifted students across Saudi Arabia. Nowadays, he is committed to passing on his passion to future generations. To that end, he volunteers at IRADAH, where he mentors high school students in pursuing careers in STEM research. To build his background in bioengineering, Abduljabbar attended the Harvard College Undergraduate Research Association at Harvard University, as well as the Gulf Coast Undergraduate Research Symposium at Rice University, and interned at the Boston Medical Center as a research engineer.

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ABDULLAH ABDULAZIZ BIN ASKAR

Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University

Engineering

Abdullah is studying electrical engineering at Prince Sattam University. A participant in the National Olympiad for Scientific Creativity in 2014 and a finalist in 2015, Abdullah was also a member of the Mawhiba program for gifted students for three years. He interned with Sail Alriyada-SIEFCO, where he learned about the industrial production process. An avid researcher, he has worked on projects related to the use of piezoelectric discs to harness energy and the effects of Zamzam water. In high school, Abdullah was an active member of the Fajr Association. Abdullah taught himself English and computer programming at a young age. He worked on introducing the Arabic language into a popular video game, which led to his interest in linguistic barriers and translation. As a participant in the Siemens Weekend Challenge hosted at King Saud University, Abdullah and his team were recognized for their proposal about the “University of Future.”

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ABDULLAH ALMANSOUR MOHAMMED ALMANSOUR

King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences

Medicinal And Health Sciences

Abdullah’s passion for medicine stems from an early childhood experience of witnessing the birth delivery of a kitten. Later, his helplessness in treating an injured kitten encouraged him to volunteer at a veterinary emergency shelter, which acted as a catalyst for his current enrollment in the MBBS degree at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. He continued to grow professionally in the medicine field by undertaking various initiatives while shadowing renowned professors at the university. For instance, as a research assistant at KAUST, he participated in developing a flexible and low-cost sensory patch to detect chronic wheezing in low-income communities and tested it on asthma patients. He also participated in a retrospective multicenter study on pediatric inflammatory bowel disease’s association with celiac disease at the Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology in the National Guard Hospital. As someone who is eager to engage with his fellow students, he is also the COO of the IRADAH nonprofit and a counselor for the Saudi Research Science Institute; through his efforts, he helps high school students unlock their full potential in research and STEM fields. Abdullah’s other accolades involve receiving the Gifted Student Program scholarship awarded by the King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST). He won second place in the National Olympiad for Scientific Creativity and has been nominated to be part of the Saudi team in Intel's International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Abdullah was also chosen by the United States Embassy to represent the young leaders of the country in the Saudi Young Leaders Exchange Program (SYLEP).

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ABDULLAH JAFAR ALGHANIM

King Faisal University

Medicinal And Health Sciences

In recognition of his distinguished academic performance record at King Faisal University as a General Medicine student, Abdullah was awarded a certificate of appreciation by the dean of admissions at his university. A key reason for his success is how he takes the initiative to learn about emerging fields. Because of his interest in technology, he was determined to leverage his extensive experience to facilitate the success of other medical students as well, having led a 36-member student team to develop 200 illustrative study notes and videos through a new platform that they’ve constructed. For his contributions in educating his peers, he was formally recognized by the Dean of Medical College. In addition, he built a team that got second place in a Bio Hackathon competition which was arranged by Biomedical Engineering college. His project was about discovering the insulin sensitivity of each user to improve control of blood sugar level. He also takes a keen interest in medical research. This is exemplified by his contributions towards an investigation into the effects of propranolol usage on academic performance, where he is examining 400+ subjects. Outside of academics and research, he is committed to raising public health awareness, as he did by developing the most-watched video during the early period of the pandemic at his university. Regarding mental awareness, he participated as the main speaker in multiple events and lectures. The most famous one was in cooperation with a consultant of psychiatry which was named Joker Between Psychiatry And Cinema. Abdullah also received recognition for his work on developing a five-stage interactive online application system for outstanding youths.

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Abdullah Qasem Alalwan

King Faisal University

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Before undertaking an MBBS degree in Medicine and Surgery at the King Faisal University, Abdullah received several honours: he received five honours from the governor of Al-Ahsa; was nominated as the Ambassador of Excellence in Al-Ahsa; was accepted for Aramco, SABIC, and KAUST international scholarships; and he earned the first place in the National Chemistry Olympiad in the Eastern Province (fourth nationwide). Abdullah’s technical abilities led him to work as a researcher at the King Fahad Hospital and publish a medical research paper at a government hospital. Furthermore, he developed his leadership skills as the Founder and President of the Deanship of Student Affairs Health Club at his university, President of the Academic Club at the College of Medicine, member of the Medical Student Council, and a member of East Province Youth Council. Abdullah implemented his wide range of expertise in organizing various conferences: he handled PR for the second Regional Conference on Public Health, coordinated the first Dhahran International Dermatology and Cosmetology Conference, facilitated student engagement at the second Academic Medical Symposium at Saudi Commission for Health Specialties, and was selected by his university’s Dean to organize the International Hematology Conference and the 11th Medical Career Day. Abdullah is also passionate about community service, and he has taught career counseling courses to high school students.

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Abdullah Yasir Alalawi

King Abdulaziz University

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Although Abdullah is pursuing his dentistry degree at King Abdulaziz University, he is better known for his ambition, well-roundedness, and drive to connect with diverse audiences through meaningful content. For instance, he has won several competitions: an awareness development initiative led by the Ministry of Health across the Gulf Cooperation Council; the best social work idea from Princess Seeta on National Day; the best social initiative in the Young Leadership Building Program at Al-Rajhi Human and AlSubaei Charity Center; the “golden” category at the Garss Social Entrepreneurship Competition; and lastly, third place for delivering audio-visual media content at the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology competition. He has also won several academic accolades – Abdullah represented the graduates of King Abdulaziz University in the 2019 graduation ceremony, is a graduate of the Young Arab Media Leaders Program organized by the Ministry of Youth at the United Arab Emirates, and is a representative of the MBC Ambassadors of Hope.

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Abdulmajeed Mohammad Aljaloud

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Computer Science/Technology

Abdulmajeed was only 16 when he helped launch a mobile maintenance booth; this is when he first fell in love with artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data analytics. He subsequently enrolled in a bachelor’s degree in computer science and electrical engineering at the University of Illinois, from which he graduated with high honors. There, he also organized awareness events promoting Saudi culture. He is passionate about helping students; since 2010, he organized workshops for Mawhiba. Currently, as a recipient of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Gifted Students Program scholarship, Abdulmajeed is completing a master’s degree in computer science at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Interning there as a researcher, he helped create a high-accuracy ultrasonic indoor localization system. He continued pursuing his passion for data science as software engineering intern at Elm Company, developing and testing databases and websites to be used in connection with the company’s services.

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Abdulrahim Nabil Bima

King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals

Engineering

Abdulrahim is currently studying for his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. One of the biggest challenges that he faced during his degree was concurrently studying in Dhahran and performing a full-time job in Makkah. His job at the Southeast Asian Pilgrims Mustawfi Foundation required him to work throughout the week and supervise the safety and living quality of tents for 3,000 pilgrims. To this end, he undertook night shifts and took eleven flights between Makkah and Dhahran within two weeks. Ultimately, with focus and dedication, he completed his semester with distinction and was recognized by his co-workers at the company. Recently, he won a study scholarship at Georgia Tech as part of the US Student Exchange Program. Apart from his studies, Abdulrahim also engages in several extracurricular activities. For example, he co-founded his university’s Chess Club and organizes its championships. He also competed in badminton, participated in an operetta, and took on roles in theatrical plays at the university. In addition, he coordinated multiple university club events and reached the semi-finals in a singing competition held by the Arabic Language Club. Abdulrahim is also adept at reading and reciting the Holy Qur'an.

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ABDULRAHMAN ABDULQADER JILANI

University of Maryland

Engineering

Abdulrahman Jilani is completing a master’s degree in sustainable energy engineering at the University of Maryland. He holds a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, where he graduated with distinction. Passionate about sustainable energy, Abdulrahman supported GRiD Alternatives, a non-profit based in Washington, DC, by installing Solar PV systems in low-income communities. Professionally, Abdulrahman has worked as a 3D printing specialist at Terrapin Works, as well as an industrial packaging design engineer at The Dennis Group in the US, where he designed high-speed bottling lines for Starbucks, Monster, and 7-Eleven. Fluent in Spanish, he completed an internship at a cheese factory managed by Fundación Paraguaya in Paraguay, where he helped the factory improve energy consumption and streamline its production line. A PADI Divemaster and Technical Diver, he recently worked at a dive school in Mexico, where he trained others in the sport. Abdulrahman will be interning with MiSK this upcoming summer at The University of Tokyo Solar Global Center. In September of 2018, he will be starting his MBA program at MBSC in King Abdullah Economic City.

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ABDULRAHMAN MOHAMMED ALSUHAIMI

King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals

Engineering

Abdulrahman is a senior at the King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, where he is majoring in electrical engineering. In his junior year, he spent one semester at Georgia Tech as an exchange student; this experience allowed him to grow and discover himself while gaining a greater understanding of a different culture. While studying abroad, he joined Habitat for Humanity’s efforts to improve housing in underprivileged communities in Atlanta. He continues his involvement today. Abdulrahman has always had an interest in mathematics. In high school, he participated in various math contests and won several awards, including the Silver Medal at the National Mathematics Olympiad in 2013. Passionate about math and his community, he teaches math to middle school students as a volunteer for Najahat, a student-led initiative that he launched to provide free, high-quality tutoring services to disadvantaged students in Dhahran.

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Abdulrahman Mohammed Alsuwailim

King Faisal University

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Abdulrahman has always been an academic; during his high school years, he won the Gold Medal as the Distinguished Student from the Sheikh Abdulwahab Al Mousa Award for Excellence in Education. Additionally, at King Fahad Medical City, he worked on two ambitious clinical research projects. As a senior medical student at King Faisal University (KFU), Abdulrahman continued to excel, placing second ranked distinction among all students in 2018 for his accomplishments in both academia and extracurricular activities. He combines his passion for learning with his desire to serve – he served on the East Province Youth Council, the Medical Student Council, the Deanship of Student Affairs Volunteering Club, and to provide first aid to pilgrims. Additionally, he is an exceptional coach, having not only won first place in a prestigious coaching competition for his leadership and presentation skills, but also having taught English to over 30 Saudi students while in the UK in cooperation with ETC International College.

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ABDULRAHMAN WALEED ALRUMAIH

Pennsylvania State University

Engineering

Abdulrahman has completed his studies in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering at Penn State University where he received the highest honors by winning the President’s Award for academic excellence. He also received MISK foundation’s scholarship to study advanced energy technology management at the University of Tokyo where he researched the status quo of global energy systems while visiting Nobel winning laboratories across Japan. Additionally, after receiving Saudi Aramco University scholarship, he worked in Reservoir Management at Saudi Aramco, where he streamlined oil and natural gas extraction in Ghawwar fields by creating a reservoir simulation model to optimize field production yielding to tremendous cost reductions. In addition, he exhibited his leadership skills by initiating innovation and technology adaptation group to encourage and help engineers to implement Artificial Intelligence projects in the oil and gas sector. Passionate about the consulting mindset, Abdulrahman has worked in an engineering consulting firm that advises King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy (KACARE) in the renewables resources mapping of Saudi Arabia. He is also deeply passionate about Artificial Intelligence and worked in a data-labeling social enterprise start-up in Nairobi, Kenya, that taps into base of the pyramid workers by building infrastructure to low-skilled labor to break the cycle of poverty with data labelling income. Alongside facilitating business operations, he worked with the founder and CEO to pitch the business model to venture capitalists to raise funds for the start-up.

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Afaf Nasser Alqahtani

Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University

Law

Although Afaf is a senior law student at Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University with a distinguished GPA, the wealth of her experience is not limited to the legal field; rather, she is passionate about uplifting underprivileged communities out of additional socio-economic issues – most recently, the social program she created to help female cancer patients with childcare was selected for sponsorship by the Zahra Association. In 2018, after completing an internship at the Law Studies Center in Riyadh, where she provided free legal services to underprivileged communities, she subsequently drew on her experience to launch a legal clinic at her university. Her dedication to her community is complemented by a desire to share her wealth of knowledge. She also presides over the Business Club’s recruitment team; she helps organize training workshops for students and set up an annual conference for entrepreneurship.

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AHAD ABDULLAH ALNEMARI

Taif University

Medicinal And Health Sciences

As someone deeply interested in medical research and innovation, Ahad is currently pursuing the MBBS program offered by Taif University. To turn her passion into a profession, she won the opportunity to participate in the 2016 Intel Science and Engineering Exhibition in the United States after securing one of the top four ranks in the National Olympic Competition for Scientific Innovation Talent. She has participated in several research projects, including an investigation of the Coronavirus pandemic, which achieved the second rank in the Scientific Forum at Taif University. She also served as a data collector for a study on Neurology. Aside from medicine, she completed Udacity’s Artificial Intelligence Nanodegree. She is enthusiastic about music, public speaking and environmentalism. For instance, she taught herself to play the piano, regularly attends Toastmasters meetings to improve her communication skills, has won third place in a recitation competition at her university's Cultural Olympiad, and has secured third position in a speaking contest aimed at inspiring students. She leverages these skills to educate university students on medicines and herbs as part of the pharmaceutical education program. Recently, she works with UNESCO to produce a regional report on knowledge and climate change.

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AHMAD ABDULRAHMAN ALHESYANI

King Saud University

Law

As a distinguished student of Law at the King Saud University, Ahmed was selected to represent his batch in the Advisory Council of the Faculty of Law, where he proposed student-centered facility improvements to the dean. Due to his exceptional academic and extracurricular performance, he secured a position at the Young Legal Leaders program and represented KSU in Arab Youth Forum in Tunisia. To practically apply his legal expertise, Ahmed has pleaded in several cases. Besides that, he led the KSU representative team in SCCA Arabic Moot at the GCC level and led a team that won the Legal Dialog Competition sponsored by the Faculty of Law and Political Science at his university. In addition to that, he won first place in the dialog competition hosted by the King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialog and recently joined a debate competition conducted by the Ministry of Sports. Outside of law, one of his proudest achievements is winning the Aramco Special International Prize for Scientific Research and subsequently gaining the opportunity to tour the University of California, Berkeley, which sparked his interest in science and technology. He then continued to build his technical expertise by completing certifications in business analysis and website design from Udacity and King Saud University. Ahmed is deeply passionate about giving back to the community; he taught high school students intellectual and conscious matters in a training program, and usually blogs about ethics, books, journeys, and self-management. Not only that but also, he was recognized by King Salman bin Abdulaziz for facilitating the Wateen National Blood Donation Platform.

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AHMAD HASSAN ALABBASI

Taibah University

Medicinal And Health Sciences

As a Pharma D student at Taibah University, Ahmed was recently chosen to represent his university in Azerbaijan for the eight annual Gulf Cooperation Council. He won fourth place in a competition held by the international company AstraZeneca with the idea of an application that helps patients with chronic diseases to adhere to the treatment plan. Moreover, Ahmed drew on his medical expertise to volunteer for various programs, including collecting and analyzing health behavior data with the executive management at the General Authority for Food and Drug Administration to raise awareness for pilgrims. He also secured the Supervision Medal for two consecutive years from the Saudi Red Crescent Authority for successfully leading ambulance volunteer teams. Ahmad also built his mastery of video production skills to share scientific content. and is soon looking to launch an Arabic channel on YouTube to teach pharmacy students. He chaired the Public Relations Committee of the Elixir Pharmacist Club of the College of Pharmacy. For his contributions to research and the dissemination of medical knowledge, he was nominated as a student leader by the Agency for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research to lead students in the faculty scientific research committee.

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AHMAD SAEED ALGHAMDI

Taif University

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Ahmad is a fifth-year student studying medicine and surgery at Taif University. He is active in both research and cooperative learning at the university, where he helps tutor students. As the leader of a research group, he won third place at the Seventh Conference for Students of Higher Education in the Kingdom. Before entering college, Ahmad graduated high school at the top of his class and was a member of different Mawhiba programs for gifted students as well as the Saudi Aramco Summer Enrichment Program for high-performing students. He placed first in Taif for both the Chemistry and Mathematics Olympiads. He cites ranking first among all students in the College of Medicine and Surgery at the end of his second year as his greatest accomplishment. Ahmad has volunteered as a healthcare provider and advocate for several national campaigns to educate others about their health and well-being.

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Ahmad Sami Abdelaziz

King Khalid University

Computer Science/Technology

Ahmad’s technical acumen has enabled him to excel in his academic career. For instance, he won a scholarship to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering at King Khalid University based on his high academic scores in high school. After joining the university, he received the Academic Excellence award for attaining a perfect CGPA score. As someone who is passionate about teaching as well as learning, Ahmad dedicates his time to develop coaching opportunities for university students in collaboration with colleagues and professors. For example, he helped launch the Developer Students Club powered by Google to bridges the gap between theory and practice for the students, and he also submitted a proposal to instituting the King Khalid University Center for Training and Development to provide students access to international training courses. Similarly, he volunteered to design thirty distinctive and qualitative technical programs. Ahmad also helped students as a member of the Pages Club for Reading, for which he won the Best Distinguished Work Team award as well as the Medal of Excellence. His initiatives have helped over 3,000 students at King Khalid University. Ahmad also won 1st place in the broadcasting program competition at the level of Jeddah, and is currently honing his project management and business modelling skills at Monshaat.

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AHMAD SHEIHAN ALONAZI

Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Ahmad Alonazi is a junior at Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, where he is pursuing a degree in medicine and health sciences. He believes that medicine is a vocation that requires a commitment to service and lifelong learning. To that end, Ahmad has organized various medical conferences – including, the Second Regional Diabetes Conferences in 2018 and the International Conference of Family and Community Medicine Health Care in 2017 – and attended countless others. As president of the student council, Ahmad worked to advance research and establish new partnerships within the university hospital. He encouraged student involvement in intercollegiate competitions and represented his university on multiple occasions. He also helped organize a blood drive at the Security Forces Hospital and a “No Sugar” campaign to raise awareness about diabetes.

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Ahmed Abdulilah Almadan

Northwestern University

Computer Science/Technology

Ahmed is studying Computer Science at Northwestern University, and is sponsored by the KAUST Gifted Student Program. He’s the founder of Paired Kidney – the first and only kidney-matching software in the Middle East, which is currently on pilot at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center. Ahmed also founded Lynx Mobility – a peer to peer e-scooter rental platform at Northwestern. In addition, Ahmed completed three analyst internships at STV, Healthbox, and Mozn. During his studies, he undertook multiple roles: a fellow at Little Joe Ventures, a Resident Assistant at Northwestern Residential Services, President of the Northwestern Arab Student Organization, and Show Captain of the Northwestern Equestrian Team. He has also been mentoring Arab students on university applications at Qimmah since 2017.

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Ahmed Hamad AlOmairin

King Faisal University

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Although Ahmed is a recipient of the Prince Mohammed Bin Fahad Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Award for Scientific Excellence and of a certificate of appreciation from the Deanship of Admission and Registration for academic excellence, he initially struggled at King Faisal University (KFU), pursuing a bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery. He took matters into his own hands and established the Step club to provide academic resources to other medical students. He cares deeply about his fellow students; as the assistant to the Director of the Deanship of Student Affairs Volunteering Club, he helps organize morale-boosting activities. He is also the head of the Media Committee of the Medical Student Council. His dedication to helping others is not limited to the scholastic environment. In 2017, Ahmed led an on-campus awareness campaign on chronic childhood diseases that reached 1,300 people. Additionally, in 2018, he participated as a field team leader for the Al Hajj health volunteering program.

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Aisha Atyahallah Alzahrani

Tabuk University

Business/Management

Aisha is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Business Administration at University of Tabuk. Throughout her academic career, she has persistently honed her communication skills. Doing so enabled her to acquire the first position in the “Golden Voice” recitation competition and a place among the top ten participants in the Arab Reading Challenge. Moreover, she was nominated by the Director of Education in Tabuk to represent the region in “Hawer” – a national competition on student dialogue held in Riyadh by the King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue. Because of her high regard for reading and improving access to knowledge, she opted to become a school librarian for three years and improved library workflows. During the “Shughf” program, she also summarized eighty books in a blog format and created a repository of eighty videos on books that she had read.

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AISHA MOHAMMAD DABBAGH

Taibah University

Computer Science/ Technology

Aisha is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in computer science at Taibah University. Her interest in robotics has led participation in programs such as Fischer Tech and the Valeo Innovation Challenge. She has also competed in the IEEE GCC Robotics Championship, Sumo Robot Competition, and the Arab Annual Robotics Championship, where she was awarded third place. Aisha also enjoys programming and participated in the FekraTech System Design Competition, the NASA International Space Apps Challenge hackathon, and the HackerRank Programming Jam. Aisha is a member of the Renewable Energy Club and president of the Innovation Club. She also works at Kids Scientists, where she mentors children and teaches them about different areas of science – including astronomy, chemistry, and flight engineering. She was awarded first place in the Ghars Voluntary project for her efforts to help visually-impaired children navigate public spaces. In her free time, Aisha practices Taekwondo.

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Alaa Abdulrahman Alnemer

Taibah University

Physics

As a Physics Cup 2019 contestant and the presenter of the launching ceremony of “Fazzah” (VCA), Alaa is deeply passionate about exploring and teaching science as well as mobilizing the scientific community. She was nominated to participate in King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)’s Winter Enrichment Program, and in July, Alaa will start summer school, followed by an internship program in semiconductor spectroscopy at the KAUST Solar Center. As a student of physics at Taibah University, she not only maintained an excellent academic record, she led the student council as well as the Public Relations Committee for Taibah’s Science Club. Additionally, she volunteered at Cancer Focus Northern Ireland to raise funds for research. When she is not pursuing academia, she enjoys teaching other students about data analysis; she recently showed participants the science behind their own hobbies in an ideathon at Medvation. She is also a content creator and translator at the Saudi Forum for Space Science.

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Alanoud Bader Alofaysan

King Saud University

Economics

As a student of economics at King Saud University, Alanoud aspires to achieve multiple sustainable development goals. Recently, she became the president of “Noor Al Tailemieh” in the Student Partnership Program at her university, which helps children with chronic diseases continue their education, and which was recognized and rolled out across five hospitals by the Ministry of Health. Additionally, after undergoing leadership training as a delegate of Salam for Cultural Communication, she co-founded “Saudi,” which aims to connect children globally by propagating acceptance. She is currently working on another initiative in collaboration with King Saud University and the King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue, “Makhbara,” to link professionals together. To round out her experience with mentorship opportunities, she has taken several internships ranging from working for a law firm to consulting at her university’s vocational center. Alanoud is also deeply passionate about volunteerism; she received the Best Volunteer President Award from the Princess Al Anood Foundation. At her university, Alanoud oversees content creation, including digital and motion graphics, for the economics club.

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ALI MOHAMMAD ABURUB

King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals

Engineering

A software engineering student at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM). Ali's passion is not limited to technology, but also is expanded to a diverse pool of fields, which he believes would grant him a broad perspective of his major as well as refined leadership skills. To do so, Ali has entered the legal arena from high school, where he mastered the writing and analyzing of legal cases. To extend further, Ali worked as an Undergraduate Law Research Assistant at KFUPM, as well as attending courts. His experience in marketing and web development includes email marketing, and campaign management, database management, which he partially picked up as an intern for Jareed Business Reports. Despite his workload, he has maintained an exceptional academic record, winning the KFUPM Scholarship for Scholastic Excellence, the KFUPM President's Recognition, a nomination as one of the first members of the KFUPM Young Leaders Advisory Board where he practiced strategic planning and enhanced his problem-solving skills. In addition, he received honors from the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, and several other nominations and merits. His passion for learning isn't limited to just tech or legal work; he also draws on his professional experience in marketing as well as a certification in Digital Humanities to promote several causes, including as Founder and President of Human Sciences Club at KFUPM. In his free time, Ali enjoys expressing his ideas through his writing.

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Aljazzy Khalaf Alahmadi

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Engineering

Even before pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Aljazzy showcased her expertise in the technical field by winning the Top Scientific Paper Award in the Saudi Research Science Institute (SRSI) at King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST). In addition, she was selected to be a part of the KAUST Gifted Students Program, the Mawhiba Partnership with Schools Initiative, and the Misk Fellowship based on her leadership potential and academic merit. Because she is passionate about helping her fellow students, she planned student activities as a counselor at SRSI and she led consultation services as well as a mentorship program at Nuqsh. She further developed her research experience and student engagement experience at MIT as she acted as a social chair at MIT Arab Student Organization (ASO) and joined the MIT Mesoscale Nuclear Materials Group as an undergraduate researcher.

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ALJOHARA MOHAMMED ALBANYAN

Prince Sultan University

Business/ Management

Aljohara is a sophomore at Prince Sultan University, where she is studying business administration with a concentration in accounting. Deeply committed to social activism and humanitarian work, Aljohara is a brand strategist at Tasamy, a non-profit organization advocating for youth empowerment and social entrepreneurship in the Kingdom. She served as an ambassador for the Mohammedian Women Program. Always on the lookout for innovative ways to serve society, Aljohrah has volunteered countless hours organizing exhibitions, workshops, and charity events for various organizations. In 2015, Aljohara was the youngest speaker at the Wharton Innovation Summit in Washington, DC. She earned the Competent Leader and the Competent Communicator awards from Toastmasters International at the age of 16. An entrepreneur, Aljohara co-founded Reserved, a luxury gifting company. She served as the Head of Development and Global Initiatives at MedNav Global in the USA. In her free time, Aljohara enjoys photography, graphic design, and creative writing. She also loves traveling to new places; a seasoned globetrotter, she has explored over 40 cities around the world.

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ALMUNZIR BADAWY BADAWY

King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals

Engineering

Born in Sudan, Almunzir attended British Educational Schools (B.E.S) in Khartoum before moving with his family to the Netherlands at the age of eight. For the first time, he was exposed to a different language, culture, and way of life. After one year in Amsterdam, he returned home to Sudan, until he moved to Dammam four years later. Almunzir is currently studying mechanical engineering at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM); he was one of the few non-Saudis accepted into the program. As a course assistant at the university, he evaluates thermodynamics coursework. He is a member of the Mechanical Engineering Club at KFUPM and serves as president of the Project Committee. In addition, Almunzir volunteers at the Eastern Province Volunteering Center, where he helps organize various community events. He also tutors students in mechanical engineering at Faheem. Deeply interested in thermal science, he is working to become a Combustion Engineer.

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Alwaleed Abdullah Almaqra

King Saud University

Engineering

Alwaleed has been winning accolades since high school, when he received the Best Student Award based on academic performance and community engagement. Now, as a bachelor’s student studying Industrial Engineering at King Saud University, he obtained a Nanodegree Certificate in Predictive Data Analytics and Visualization. Alwaleed also completed McKinsey & Company’s EDAD program and received MiSK Foundation’s scholarship to the University of Tokyo Global Leadership program. Moreover, Alwaleed implemented his engineering expertise at three different organizations. First, he instituted robotic process automation and dashboard development at Procter & Gamble. Second, he facilitated data-driven decision-making at Kaizen Institute. Lastly, he improved sales, inventory planning, and customer service at a Caribou Coffee store. While studying human factors engineering and design of experiments, Alwaleed published a research paper on environmental conditions affecting student performance at his university. The paper was presented at the International Conference on Information Management and Industrial Engineering in Cape Town and prompted his university to improve its HVAC infrastructure. Alwaleed likes to make interpersonal connections, explore cultures, and take on new challenges, he fulfilled those interest through exploring tens of thousands of kilometres around the world, jumping the world's highest bungee jump, and volunteering in the villages of South Africa.

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Alwaleed Khaled Dhabban

Prince Sultan University

Engineering

With honors and a full scholarship, Alwaleed complements his production and manufacturing engineering studies at Prince Sultan University (PSU) with real-world experience. He is currently interning at GE Power, where he is helping establish a production line at the first GE gas turbine manufacturing facility in the Middle East and also leading multiple Lean process improvement initiatives. Previously, he interned at MTTS as a junior enterprise resource planning consultant and as an assistant to the Operations Manager for IT and purchasing. He is the President of the Production and Manufacturing Engineering Club, which conducts seminars, provides academic counselling, and organizes field trips for its members. His support for his fellow students is not limited to his industry; passionate about public speaking, Alwaleed co-founded the PSU Falcons Toastmasters Club, of which he is the Vice President of Education. He spends his free time volunteering at the Saudi Red Crescent Authority, the Saudi Food Bank, and other local volunteer groups.

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Anas Mohamed Alfadda

Alfaisal University

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Anas is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in medicine at Alfaisal University and is deeply passionate about medical research. At the Saudi Research Science Institute, he underwent training in bio-optical imaging and conducted research on the functional annotation of plasmid DNA sequences. He was published in The FASEB (Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) Journal. In 2015, he served on Alfaisal’s undergraduate research committee, securing more than 80 research internships for medical students with renowned international institutions. He is also driven by creativity and entrepreneurship in medicine; he was an international finalist at Intel’s Science and Engineering Fair and finished fourth at the National Olympiad for Scientific Creativity in 2013. To further his mission to encourage medical innovation, Anas founded Vision 2030 Club, which empowers entrepreneurs to realize the Kingdom’s ambitious 2030 agenda. In two years, the initiative expanded to six universities, and membership rose to 1,000.

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Anas Salem Aldawsari

King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences

Medicinal and Health Sciences

As a pharmacy intern at King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, Anas has earned a reputation for his proficiency in pharmaceutical research. Anas currently serves as the inaugural president of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society Student Chapter to provide career guidance. He built his repertoire by completing a program at Cigalah Group’s Pharma and Healthcare Division as well as at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre; through these, he built his practical, scientific, research, and related office management skills. He subsequently participated in several research projects, published papers, and presented posters at scientific conferences. Anas is deeply passionate about healthcare. As a member of the Saudi Arabian Boy Scouts Association, he founded “People for People,” a group of volunteers that provides public assistance, youth care, health field activities, and in-home medical services. Under Anas’s leadership, the group has grown to over 120 members and has provided more than 500 services to beneficiaries.

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ARWA ABDULRAHMAN KARIM

University of Pennsylvania

Engineering

Arwa will soon be studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. From an early age, she aspired to be the first woman in her family to study abroad. To realize her dream, she strived for academic excellence, winning the highest rank as 2020 valedictorian among students in the eastern region of Riyadh. Furthermore, she dove into extracurricular activities that expanded her global exposure and fulfilled her passion for STEM. She took part in international scientific competitions, achieving the Silver medal at The Korean International Women’s Invention Exposition (KIWIE). In addition to this, despite only being a high school student, she undertook international research projects. This included facilitating a 2D material research project at the Center of Excellence for Green Nanotechnology (CEGN), which was a joint venture between the University of California, Los Angeles and King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST). She subsequently registered a patent and published a peer-reviewed paper in Springer’s volumes of Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS). She participated in the National Olympiad (Ibdaa) as a result and won four special awards, breaking the record of most awards won. However, her track record of achievements is not limited to the theoretical realm. As part of the CoCreate fellowship, she founded a start-up, Prism Vision, to develop a machine learning application that would enable people with visual impairments to identify colors. Nowadays, Arwa and the Prism Vision team are currently taking a shift with their start-up by entering the eGaming industry.

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Asma Abdulsamad Qari

Taibah University

Computer Science/Technology

Asma is a Computer Science student pursuing her bachelor's degree at Taibah University. She is a member of several organizations including: the Student Advisory Council, the organizational committee at Naw Space Club, and the National Initiative for Supporting Gifted Students. She is also a volunteer for the Ghuras project. Asma won the bronze medal in the National Olympiad for Scientific Creativity association affiliated with Mawhiba for inventing a solar-powered battery which can be used for multiple devices. In addition, Asma established her business "Tabaa", a Saudi brand inspired by the love of nature and Saudi's original culture. The idea behind the brand is to eliminate plastic waste by making eco-friendly tote bags and offering sustainable products. She also started her home business "Somah Goodies", specializing in healthy food. Moreover, Asma is passionate about child development. She dedicates herself as a volunteer to teach children during "Ideathon and Jood Altaqniah" events held for kids, which revolved around the topic of Robotics, Machine Learning, Bioinformatics, and Microbitcontroller [Arduino].

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Atheer Abdulraheem Alsufyani

Taif University

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Atheer is a student of medicine at the University of Taif with 100% academic scores from the sixth grade to present. At the University of Taif, she was selected among five medical students to participate in the Saudi International Medical Education Conference in Riyadh. She was also chosen to represent the university at the 10th Medical Career Day at Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University. Atheer enjoys volunteering in the medical field; she co-founded the Great Minds Medical Students Club, which provides essential courses for medical students. Passionate about preventative healthcare, Atheer also volunteered with the Gulf Campaign for Cancer Awareness. Outside the medical field, she has served the World Assembly of Muslim Youth during Hajj season. She recently published two research papers after participating as a data collector in the field of Hajj. She is an art enthusiast who enjoys painting and digital drawing.

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Banan Saad Alsaedi

King Abdulaziz University

Engineering

While undertaking her bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering at King Abdulaziz University, Banan received the KAU certificate of excellence based on her academic performance. She availed the opportunity to implement her expertise in industrial engineering when she helped Namariq Arabian Services deliver accommodation solutions across multiple industries. Her innovation and practical engineering knowledge proved itself when she ideated and designed “Multi-Shoe” – a pioneering footwear product. Her invention won a Gold Medal at the International Warsaw Invention Show (IWIS 2020), and surpassed 8 other projects to be nominated for Geneva’s 48th International Exhibition of Inventions in 2020. Apart from making notable strides in her industry, Banan strives to give back to the community. For example, she participated in clothing donations at Keswa Aisha and performed data analysis and event coordination at King Abdulaziz University Hospital. Moreover, she conducted a workshop on building self-confidence at the University of Business and Technology and volunteered to organize Saudi Aramco's iThra Knowledge Program.

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Basel Zakaria Habib

King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals

Engineering

Basel is studying Aerospace Engineering for his bachelor’s degree at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals and has received several honours: an accolade for participating in the Saudi International Airshow; a first-class honour of excellence and acceptance in a training program at Saudi Space Commission; and an honour to represent the Aerospace Engineering Club (AEC) in the 11th Science and Technology Festival at Prince Sultan Center. As President of AEC, he revamped its infrastructure and management hierarchy. During this time, the club received recognition from the CEO of GDC Middle East, a leading Saudi aerospace and defence company, as well as from a former NASA employee, and the US consul in Dhahran. Basel also helped in building an unmanned aircraft as part of the first Saudi team UAS2030 to participate in the AUVSI SUAS competition. Besides his aerospace experience, Basel has led multiple student development initiatives. For instance, he taught science courses for different age groups, prepared teaching material on aviation and space, and set up scout camps as part of the Jawalah Student Club. Basel also volunteered during Hajj as part of the Saudi Boy Scouts Association.

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BASHAYER FAWAZ ALFURAIKH

King Faisal University

Medicinal And Health Sciences

While pursuing her bachelor's degree in Medicine and Surgery at King Faisal University, Bashayer has received several additional certifications and awards to support her medical career, on topics like orthopedic surgery, ophthalmology, dermatology and clinical research. As early as 2011, Bashayer was winning competitions that drew on her passion for helping patients improve their healthcare outcomes after having invented a tool to help patients with cerebral palsy. In addition to her research work, Bashayer enjoys healthcare community involvement, having volunteered to support young diabetic girls, delivering preventive medical care and testing during the peak of the pandemic, and leading several campaigns and conferences to increase awareness of diseases such as blood diseases, kidney issues, cancer, thyroid diseases, and several others. She is also deeply passionate about helping her fellow students; as the founder of @AspireKFU, she provides mentorship to aspiring medical students to help them choose their path and improve their grades. When she's not helping others through her healthcare skills, Bashayer enjoys participating in Lego competitions and brushing up on her French speaking skills.

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Bassam Mohammed Akram Aldeen

King Abdulaziz University

Engineering

Bassam is pursuing an Engineering bachelor's degree at King Abdulaziz University. In 2018, he completed two courses on software tools and raised technical awareness among students nationwide from MiSK Foundation. He also received various computer science and technology certifications: an expert trainer certificate from Microsoft; an advanced AI certificate from the University of Helsinki; an advanced computer science course from Harvard University; and two advanced certificates on IoT and technology from Cisco Academy. He also participated in Bootcamp 7/7 of the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming, and Drones (SAFCSP). Bassam is distinguished by his academic excellence, in addition to being involved in several initiatives and extracurricular activities: for example, he trained more than 150 students in the "Saudi Codes" and "Hour of Programming". He won first place in the Future Challenge competition and the National Computer Olympiad competition in 2016 and 2018, and received second place in the same competition in 2016. Bassam's writing skill enabled him to initiate the Arabic Calligraphy Initiative at the Ministry of Education and establish “Bassam's Articles” - a start-up that won multiple local awards. He likes solving problems and aims to make a positive impact in his country.

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BAYAN SALMAN ALSHUHAYB

King Faisal University

Medicinal And Health Sciences

Bayan has a long history of academic successes. She is currently enrolled in the MBBS degree with a 4.9/5.0 GPA at King Faisal University; she was also selected among 40 out of 1200 applicants to represent KSA in the “Saudi Young Leaders Exchange Program 2020” held by the US Embassy. Subsequently, she provided support to frontline workers treating COVID-19 patients by participating in the medical volunteer training program held by SCHS. Additionally, she participated in an online campaign directed at educating the local community on the importance of premarital tests for hereditary disorders. She was also handpicked by the Dean to organize the first International Hematology Conference at King Faisal University. Bayan drew on the leadership skills she picked up as a trainee at Almoosa Hospital to launch the first-ever Medical Student Council competition in KSA as part of the annual medical symposium (AMS), and grew it by introducing a public relations committee as a council representative for other institutes. As a result, she grew membership tenfold and secured 38 partnerships, including three platinum sponsors who funded seven community campaigns as well as 16 academic and five medical research events. She has conducted several research projects; more recently, four research papers regarding eye health and COVID-19.

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Boshra Ahmed Alhejaili

Taibah University

Media and Communications

After realizing her passion for media, Boshra started undertaking her bachelor’s degree in Journalism at Taibah University. She expanded her skillset by completing journalism training, overseeing the Media Forum Club at her university, and developing marketing collateral as a content writer. She also rolled out the first media magazine by her university’s student clubs and coordinated operations for the first radio station at Taibah University. Besides her media-related accomplishments, Boshra won the Best Startup award in the Taibah Innovation League at her university by representing her company, Butterfly, as the CEO. She also managed student affairs and funding as a member of the student advisory council. Moreover, she was one of the youngest delegates sent to USA and represented her university in front of the Prince of KSA twice. She aims to build the economy by leading business initiatives for young women. For instance, she won first place in the Charity Initiatives Carathon and the Wateen Challenge by pitching project ideas on training women in tourism, increasing female blood donations, and creating conservation clubs. Boshra credits her spontaneity, persuasiveness, and interest in education for her success.

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DALYA ABDULRAHMAN ALQARNI

King Abdulaziz University

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Dalya is a medical intern at King Abdulaziz University (KAU). A Mawhiba participant and frequent competitor in scholastic competitions, she has won: first place in the Innovators in Digital Excellence at KAU, the Gold Medal in the National Olympiad for Scientific Research, and the Best Innovative Project award at the FIRST LEGO League competition in Atlanta, USA. She is most proud to be the first female student from Jeddah awarded the Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Distinguished Student Award. Dalya is a founding partner of a startup, called Road of Change, and has co-authored a book by the same name that discusses her experience training over 2,000 health sciences students across the Kingdom. She also presided over The Bridge Project at the KAU College of Medicine, which helps first-year students. Dalya has spoken at the Saudi Society of Neurology Conference, organized the annual University Research Summer School Convention, and written eight research articles, two of which have been published.

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Dareen Hosam Abdulkareem

Prince Sultan University

Law

While studying Law during her bachelor’s degree at Prince Sultan University, Dareen was on the university’s Dean's list for three consecutive semesters. She is an advocate for women empowerment and has taken part in various initiatives to support this cause. For example, she taught a three-day English-speaking course to middle-age women at her university. Additionally, she leveraged her event coordination and product advertisement experience at Horeca exhibition to organize an event for the Women Lawyer Empowerment Initiative. Moreover, she won 3rd place for the shoutout award among 30 international delegates as part of the UN Women Committee representing Kenya at PragueMUN. Dareen is also the Head of Communications Prince Sultan University’s student council and has acted as the president of two clubs at her university.

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DEEMA SAAD ALRAFI

University of Bisha

Business/ Management

Deema is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business and management at the University of Bisha; she is set to graduate in the fall of 2020. From astrology to robotics, her interests have always spanned a range of topics. Deema is the recipient of a number of awards, including: second place in a 2015 robotics and artificial intelligence program for gifted students at the International Islamic University in Malaysia, a gold medal at the National Robotics Olympiad in November 2016, a gold medal at the International Warsaw Invention Show, a bronze medal at the International Technology Exhibition in Kuala Lumpur in 2017, an award from State Office of Industrial Property of the Republic of Macedonia, the Thailand Award for the Best International Invention, the Ministry of Education Excellence Award in 2017, and the Ambassador of Quality Award by Ministry of Education in 2017. Deema has also contributed to multiple research papers on stem cells and chemotherapy. In her free time, Deema volunteers by visiting the elderly and giving fluoride treatments to children. She is a member of the International Astronomy Center.  

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Dima Saleh Alsheikh

Prince Sultan University

Languages and Literature

Dima, a senior at Prince Sultan University (PSU), is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in applied linguistics and enjoys exploring public policy through a variety of avenues. She recently participated in PSU’s undergraduate research forum by conducting a study on and making recommendations for emergency call centers. Currently, she serves as Manager of Education for PSU’s student council. She is also the Secretary General of PSU’s Model United Nations (MUN) Society and has participated in local and international conferences, including Prague MUN, where she received an honorable mention award, and AlFaisal MUN, where she won the Best Delegate title. She credits MUN for her high level of empathy and ability to think objectively and through someone else’s perspective. Furthermore, at PSU, she worked as a research assistant, supporting the Director of the Translation and Authoring Center with multiple publications. In her free time, Dima enjoys traveling and reading best-sellers.

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Ebtehal Rakhaa Alnasir

Northern Borders University

Law

While studying Law during her bachelor’s degree at Northern Border University, Ebtehal honed her skills as a lawyer by undergoing a training internship at Lawyer Nasser Tarid’s office. In medical school, despite losing her eyesight, she learned Braille and completed her studies within a year and a half. As the first completely blind student at Northern Border University, she dedicated her efforts to establish a club for students with disabilities. She founded and became president of the Disability Club at her university. Ebtehal is also a member of the Student Advisory Council, and a member of the Student College of Business Administration. As someone who is driven by delivering support to individuals with disabilities, she received recognition for supporting the Israr Association for the Care of People with Special Needs. She also received a participation honour from the Northern Innovate Exhibition as well as the Sheikh Muhammad Bin Saleh Bin Sultan Award for Scientific Excellence and Creativity in Special Education. Additionally, Ebtehal is a volunteer member at Al Anoud Charitable Foundation and the Jester Association of the Northern Borders.

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Edi Adel Shafaay

King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences

Medicinal and Health Sciences

As a very well-rounded MBBS student in Medicine and General Surgery at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Edi received appreciation from the Deanship of Student Affairs for his leadership as Vice President of the Leen Volunteer Club. He also received two honours from the Health Professions Conference for his work as Deputy of the 2020 Faculties Program, Leader of Logistics, and a speaker on health volunteering. Edi also has an extensive professional experience. For instance, he worked as a broadcaster and presenter at Channel 24, an illustrator and scientific content provider in a media-related role, and a COVID prevention official at the National Tawafa Establishment for Pilgrims of the Non-Arab African Countries. Edi has also been part of community engagement initiatives, having supervised the Lynn Schools program as well as co-founding and directing the Triage Charitable program. These initiatives are aimed at promoting the education of hospitalized children and increasing the access of healthcare respectively.

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Esraa Ebrahim Alhasan

King Saud University

Foundation Year

Esraa is a highly technically sophisticated second-year student of IT at King Saud University. She enjoys attending supplemental training courses, such as Intellectual Protection and Patents, Small Projects Management, and First Aid and Safety. She was first introduced to the world of robotics after she took part in “3waalm,” where she won first place. She combines her technical prowess with an entrepreneurial spirit, which is demonstrated by multiple ventures. First, she developed “Sunflower,” a program to guide budding gardeners. Second, she won the bronze medal in scientific research at the National Olympiad for Scientific Creativity, “Ibdaa,” for the invention of volcanic-rock-based hydroponic nourishment. Third, she founded “Kayrykays,” an art supply startup. She conducts workshops on different styles of art for branding and marketing purposes. Outside academia, entrepreneurship, and technology, Esraa participated in Mawhiba summer programs and the Arab Reading Challenge for three years in a row.

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Esraa Mohammed Almuwarraee

Taibah University

Visual Arts

Esraa is a senior student of interior design at Taibah University. She currently leads the first-ever interior design forum in Medina. Recently, she placed as a runner-up in a university internal design competition. She credits her successes to her strong belief in self-development, leadership courses, and events. For example, she is an active member in the Design Club and the Qabas Cultural Club, both of which help her stay abreast of evolutions in the design industry. While Esraa currently represents Taibah University in the Volunteers Forum, she began participating in community service and volunteer projects during her childhood, and since then, has devised, planned, and implemented a large number of projects and programs in various sectors. She has received recognition from the Dean for her contribution to the success of the program of Diwaniat Youth Volunteer. In her spare time, she loves exploring the handicraft industry.

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Essa Hassan Nahari

Jazan University

Business/Management

Essa studies law at Jazan University. He will be transferring to the University of Delaware to pursue his passion for marketing. After being selected by the MiSK Foundation to complete a media course, Essa became a journalist for The Independent. He continues his education through courses and by supporting the Small and Medium Enterprises Forum with media needs. Essa also draws on his training from the King Salman Youth Center as well as extensive experience as a board member of Jazan Youth Council and as a Head of The Culture and Information Committee. In 2019, he founded an initiative for this committee, “On Focus.” Essa has won several accolades. He was selected by King Abdulaziz International Cultural Center to speak at "IINSPIRE." He was honored by the President of Aramco after placing second in Aramco’s Arabic reading contest. Additionally, he has been recognized by the Minister of Education and the Presidents of King Khalid, Taibah, and Jazan Universities.

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FAHAD ABDULAZIZ ALABDULAZIZ

King Saud University

Geography

Fahad is pursuing a master’s degree in sustainable regional development at his alma mater King Saud University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in urban design and planning. He is applying his knowledge to the environment by participating in the United Nations Future of KSA Cities Program and the Princess Adelah bint Abdullah Heritage Saudi Preservation Society. Fahad has previously interned at the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, where he identified conservation techniques for the preservation of historic sites. He is most proud to have led a joint tree planting campaign in Riyadh with the Arriyadh Development Authority, which inspired and faciliated access for him to discuss revegetation strategy with leading government officials and companies. A former leader of a Riyadh youth program, Fahad is a recipient of the Public Scouts Service Program Medal.

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FAHDAH ALI ALSUBAIHIN

Stanford University

Economics

Fahdah AlSubaihin is an undergraduate at Stanford University studying Economics and minoring in Data Science. She has experience interning at Bain & Company in the energy sector, with Oliver Wyman on water management, and the Saudi Industrial Development Fund on global trade. Additionally, Fahdah has previously won first place in the UN Sustainable Development Goals Competition as well as second place in the DREAM NEOM Competition. She is passionate about empowering and uniting her community. This is exemplified by how she founded and grew the Saudi Arabian Students Organization at Stanford and later the California Saudi Student Network. On campus, she is also involved with the Stanford Adventure Program, Students for a Sustainable Stanford, and the Muslim Students Union. In addition, she is interested in heritage and cultural preservation and has joined an international team on an underwater archaeological excavation of a shipwreck off the coast of Italy. Based on her track record, she has received recognition by the Misk Fellowship and the PEAK Fellowship from the Stanford Technology Ventures Program.

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FAISAL ABDULRAHMAN MOULAY ALBIZIOUI

University of California

Economics

Faisal is an Economics student at the University of California, Berkeley. He is passionate about business, international relations, and languages. During his high school years, he established Saudi Arabia’s first international and first co-ed Model United Nations program, Saudi Arabia Model United Nations (SAMUN). SAMUN was congratulated upon by the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Saudi Permanent Representative to The United Nations. Under Faisal’s leadership, SAMUN grew from an 8-member school club to a 3,500 globally leading conference. From that perspective, he led an international coalition to establish the Saudi Arabian set of rules and regulations. On the academic side, he attended courses at Harvard Summer School in 2018 under the sponsorship of HRH Prince Mohammed Bin Salman’s Foundation, MiSK. He was also a recipient of an academic scholarship from King Faisal Foundation during his studies at King Faisal School. Further, he conducted several Economic pieces of research including the extent to which the Saudi-Dollar peg served the Saudi economy. During his first year of university, he founded a non-profit initiative to help small businesses establish a digital presence during the pandemic while maintaining his position as a recipient of the Tamayuz Scholarship and being in the top 10% of the University. In his spare time, Faisal enjoys traveling and practicing his Spanish to keep his fluency up to date.

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FARAH HAITHAM ALSHAMMARI

Tabuk University

Business/ Management

Farah Alshammari is a sophomore studying finance and investment at Tabuk University. She is the recipient of the 2017 Exemplary Student Award bestowed by His Highness Prince Fahad Bin Sultan and won second place at the UCMAS Mental Arithmetic International Competition in Malaysia. In the summer of 2016, Farah took part in the Misk Foundation Leadership Development program in Boston. Run by Harvard University, the program allowed her to develop her personal skills and engage in positive interactions with other students from all over the world. Earlier this year, Farah attended Saudi Aramco’s Women Development Program, which consisted of panel discussions, seminars, and workshops on female empowerment. She is excited and ready to extend those experiences through the training, development, and networking opportunities offered by the Qimam Fellowship. She has volunteered at the TEDxUniversityofTabuk and the Mubaderoon initiative hosted by Tabuk’s Society for Culture and Arts.

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FARIS MOHAMMED ALWASEL

King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals

Business/ Management

Faris is a Finance student at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM). He was honored by the Dean of College of Business for his academic performance and the Dean of Student Affairs as well. To master the analytics involved in finance, he undertook and passed the four-month, rigorous Business Analyst Program offered by Misk Charitable Foundation. He has always been scholastically inclined; he won second place in the Mathematics Olympiad as a high school student in the city of Unaizah. Despite still being a student, he has made significant contributions to professional organizations. He is always looking forward to improving himself and applying what he studies in real life. He had an internship at the Baader Business Incubator, where he worked in building financial models. He also had an internship at Ping An which is one of the largest financial institutions in the world. He complements his expertise in team management with real-world experience, including volunteer and extracurricular work. His tenure as the President of the Riyali Financial Awareness Club is a testament to this, where he improved the operation efficiency by restructuring and expanding his organization. Similarly, he launched a blood donation campaign and created a 45-member volunteer team to distribute food during Ramadan. He is also deeply passionate about passing on his expertise to future generations. In service of this mission, he delivered lectures to 100+ high school students from four schools, addressed their queries, and administered mock tests for prep year students. Faris believes giving back is the fuel of life.

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FAROOQ MOHAMMED AWAD

Prince Sultan University

Business/ Management

Farooq is studying finance at Prince Sultan University (PSU). He is a member of Model United Nations, and, as an organizer of the Saudi University Debate Contest, he is particularly proud that his team was awarded first place (out of ten universities) for their work on Vision 2030 issues. Farooq was recently elected Sergeant-at-Arms for his university’s Toastmasters International club, serves as vice president of the PSU Student Magazine, and has held an internship with the PSU Research, Translation & Initiatives Center. Off campus, he volunteers as an assistant brand manager as well as helps organize and manage major events in Riyadh. Farooq is an avid reader, is certified in First Aid and CPR, and holds a second-degree brown belt in Shōtōkan Karate. He became a Twitch Affiliate during his freshman year and helped raise money for a game-industry charity dedicated to improving the lives of children. Starting in September 2018, Farooq will be enrolled as an exchange student at the University of Florida, where he was awarded a full scholarship for the Fall semester.

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FATIMAH ABDULHAMID ALSAAD

Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University

Medicinal And Health Sciences

Fatimah started pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery at Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University with the mission of expanding the horizon of insights in patients care and medical research. A testament to her dedication to this cause is how she went above and beyond in her academics, being awarded the prize of excellence for being an honor student at her university each year for six consecutive years. However, she knew that she needed to look beyond her classroom to build her research acumen and neuroscience expertise. To that end, she is actively working on several research projects ranging from topics about cancers to haemorrhage, participated in the 11th Research Summer School in KAIMRC, where she presented her research on early seizures in stroke patients and won first place for her presentation. In addition to this, she proactively attended training sessions on neurological surgery. Currently, despite only being a student, she has begun to leverage this training to undertake neurological cancer research projects, including an investigation of the expression patterns of Meningioma. She went on to present her work at the 6th Annual Medical Students Neurosciences Research Grant competition, winning a sizable grant from the Saudi Association of Neurosurgical Surgery as a second-place presentation winner. Outside of medical research, she is passionate about raising public awareness to drive early diagnosis and prevention. This is exemplified by her participation awareness campaign organized by several foundations like the Saudi Cancer Foundation, IAU clubs and others.

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Fatimah Abdullah Buzid

King Faisal University

Law

Fatimah is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in law at King Faisal University. Her drive for growth in her chosen field led her to participate in many legal and regulatory training programs. For instance, she is an active member of the Community Partnership Committee, where prevalent topics within the community are chosen and discussed from a legal perspective and subsequently shared with the greater community. Being passionate about knowledge dissemination, she is also a member of the Ambitious Neighborhood Club, a volunteering initiative aimed to provide tutoring and support for female students. Outside her studies and volunteer activities, Fatimah enjoys pursuing and participating in art competitions, such as the Nagoshi competition, where she won first place.

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FATIMAH JAWAD AL-EDILI

King Faisal University

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Fatimah Al-Edili is a freshman at King Faisal University, where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in medicine and health sciences. After a fire safety drill caused panic in her school in 2014, Fatimah invented a fire alarm system for the hearing impaired. She was awarded the Sheikh Hassan Al-Afaleq’s Young Inventor’s Award and two bronze medals at the National Olympiad for Science Innovation for her invention. Fatimah feels strongly about the importance of coaching and sharing one’s knowledge with others. To that end, she has actively participated in multiple awareness campaigns for diabetes and chronic childhood diseases. She has also launched an online medical channel at her university to disseminate healthcare information to the public. She is looking forward to the coaching experiences offered through the Qimam Fellowship.

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FATIMAH MOHAMMED ALSAFER

University of Dammam

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Fatima Alsafer is a freshman at Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, formerly known as the University of Dammam. She is majoring in medicine and health sciences with a concentration in dentistry. Working alongside Wud Charity Foundation, Fatima trained low-income families in Khobar on how to improve local products and crafts and enter the business world to earn an income. At the King Fahd University Hospital, she helped set up an entertainment center and library for child patients. She also helped with environmental education efforts. Fatima previously participated in the FIRST LEGO League competition and takes pride in being a finalist at the National Olympiad for Science Creativity in 2012 and winning first place in Mawhiba Dammam in 2013. In addition, she received first place in the General Administration Award for Outstanding Educational Performance in the eastern region in 2013 and first place in a spelling competition later that year. In 2016, Fatima was recognized for her academic excellence at a regional level in the Eastern Province, and was recently awarded the Outstanding Declamation Star in Samaa Wad Award for Volunteerism.

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Ghadah Tariq Alrajhi

King Saud University

Mathematics

Ghadah is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in actuarial and financial mathematics at King Saud University (KSU). She channels her innate leadership skills and desire to teach to participate in various extracurricular activities. As a member of the university’s Math Club, she leads sessions on math topics. She is also involved in planning and organizing several on-campus events, such as TEDx and Toastmasters training. She presides over the Cultural Committee at Earaq Group, which provides free capability building and leadership training to aspiring young female leaders. She also worked in the Student Partnership Program as vice president of the 10th scientific symposium as KSU for six months. Ghadah is a natural entrepreneur with a flair for educational start-ups. Last year, she launched the ‘GHN’ program, which promotes reading among young adults. As a high school student, she started a website dedicated to teaching English to non-native speakers. In her free time, Ghadah enjoys learning programming languages and improving her technology skills.

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Ghanimah Nasser Abuhaimed

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Engineering

Ghanimah is pursuing a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Besides participating in Saudi Research Science Institute (SRSI)’s research program, she conducted physics research during five different roles. For example, she built a nitrous oxide sensor using direct absorption spectroscopy (DAS) and an integrated heater-quantum cascade laser (IH-QCL). In another instance, she studied the characteristics of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and their potential use in electronic devices. Because of her technical acumen, she received multiple distinctions including the KAUST Gifted Student Program (KGSP) scholarship; the KGSP All-Star award; the Outstanding Academic Research award at the 2019 KGSP Convocation event; and fourth place at “Ibdaa” – the National Olympiad for Scientific Creativity. Additionally, as an undergraduate student, she was the first author in a research paper published by Nature Communications. Ghanimah strives to provide similar opportunities to young students by delivering funding and educational resources as a member of three different organizations. For example, she delivers presentations on science and engineering to female students. Her ambition is to implement an educational program that nurtures creative teaching methods in physics educators. Ghanimah is also developing her proficiency in Japanese and French.

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GHASSAN ABDULGHAFFAR ALJAWI

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Engineering

As a student of Material Sciences and Engineering at MIT, Ghassan's achievements in this space speak for him. Throughout high school, he has won several science competitions, including 5th place at the National Olympiad for Scientific Creativity, the Gold Medal at the Gulf Physics Olympiad, as well as several prizes from major corporations for his presentations. However, his work is not limited to the theoretical; Ghassan combines his passion for sustainability with his scientific background to help ensure a cleaner, greener world. For example, more recently, he worked with KAUST's Clean Combustion Research Center on reducing particulate matter resulting from the combustion process, with the Tasan Research Group (MIT) to manufacture more efficient blades, and with the MIT Solar Electric Vehicle team on the mechanical components of their car. Additionally, Ghassan is very focused on giving back to his community on a personal level. Despite the global pandemic, he ensured that members of the MIT Arab Student Organization maintained their connectivity and peer relationships by handling social media activities and data transmission while leading the club as Publicity Chair. He also regularly helps Saudi students as he was a tutor at Mawhiba Oxmedica and currently assists with admissions to the United States through Nuqsh. When he's not delivering TEDx talks or working on sustainability through material sciences and engineering, Ghassan produces music through the MIT Music Production Collaborative.

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HABIB MOHAMMAD FAROOQ

Alfaisal University

Engineering

Habib is a scholarship and Dean’s List student studying electrical engineering at Alfaisal University. He is also interested in design and takes additional courses to nurture that skill. An active participant in academic competitions, Habib has won the VEX Robotics National Championship for two consecutive years and represented Saudi Arabia in the World Championship in the United States. He was a core member of the Formula Student Team that represented Saudi Arabia in the Formula student engineering competition in the UK. As the team leader of the Alfaisal Boeing Solar Car project, he spearheaded efforts to develop, design, and implement different aspects of the university project. His research on the different electrical modules of the car won second place two years in a row in the Annual Poster Competition. A member of the Riyadh Schools Voluntary Club, Habib participates in a number of volunteer efforts, including supporting visually-impaired students during graduation ceremonies.

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Hadia Ahmad Alhadid

Prince Sultan University

Languages and Literature

Hadia is currently undertaking a bachelor’s degree in Applied Linguistics (TEFL) at Prince Sultan University. As a gifted communicator, Hadia obtained several Toastmasters certifications and came first in Toastmasters Table Topics Speech Contest, qualifying her to participate in the Saudi Arabian Toastmasters Annual Conference on a national level. She also won first place in the Oral Track at the sixth Inter-University Translation Competition. Driven by her passion for social-entrepreneurship, Hadia joined “Sahim,” a 25-hour training camp for innovation and social entrepreneurship. She has also participated in Hult Prize Competition and won second place in her university, after which she was invited to its 2020 Regionals in Malaysia. Hadia co-founded a volunteering team under the “Qodwa Charity Organization,” that aims to teach core subjects to underprivileged families. Also, she is a co-founder and vice head of the “Fasilah” initiative that aims to promote academic and non-academic education for hospitalized patients. She is also a volunteer and an executive team member in the Mawhiba Enrichment Program at King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity, and she is a member of PSUMUN and has participated in RUHMUN as well as PragueMUN 2020.

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Hanadi Yahya Alqahtani

Imam Muhammad Bin Saud Islamic University

Business/Management

While undertaking a bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance at Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University, Hanadi completed professional certifications on personal banking and commitment basics at the Financial Academy and graduated from the Manar Riyadh Program for the Development of Women Leaders. Her business and leadership acumen has been recognized on multiple occasions locally and internationally, most notably: a place among the top twenty Saudi female entrepreneurs under the age of thirty to be featured in “About Her” and the best project idea award across KSA at the 2018 Asbar World Forum. She applied her entrepreneurial mindset while coordinating a three-day university exhibition; establishing the Misk Foundation for Innovation for Information Technology; performing business consultancy and development at Sun Foundation and Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA); and leading community service and engagement initiatives such as founding Dewanyat Manahil Values and Volunteer at Ehtwaa Volunteer Foundation.

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Hanen Abdallah Alshahrani

King Khalid University

Psychology

As a bachelor’s student with a specialization in Psychology at King Khalid University, Hanen enhanced her people skills by earning certifications on topics such as psychological immunity, the power of change, and a strong and influential personality. In addition, she loves to improve her communication skills through research, reading, writing, and motivational speaking. She is especially interested in poetry, summary writing, and the psychology of body language. Her habit of reading and memory retention has enabled her to memorize sixteen volumes of the Holy Qur'an. She also leveraged her proficiency in writing to author the book, “Sahwat Hulm,” a personal development book written through storytelling, and gain traction on social media by posting historical stories and book reviews. Her experience in Nabati and eloquent poetry led her to win second and third places in two Cultural Olympiad competitions at the university level. Besides studying psychology and communication, Hanen recently worked in two volunteer teams to promote talent development as well as social and humanitarian initiatives.

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Hasan Naji Abduljaleel

King Abdulaziz University

Engineering

Hasan is a very well-rounded third-year student of industrial engineering at King Abdulaziz University, where he is the Vice Chairman of the Relations and Marketing Committee for the Industrial Engineering Club. During college, he held several full- and part-time positions in companies such as Hasad Holding and Muhoor Financial Consultancy, where he was able to expand his knowledge and skillset beyond the field of engineering. His inborn passion for reading and writing has also granted him a position as a writer and content editor for the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah. In his free time, Hasan enjoys participating in community-related events, such as supporting the Azhari Neighborhood, where he volunteers to deliver training courses for the community.

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Hassan Hadi Alzbedi

Umm Alqura University

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Hassan is pursuing an MBBS degree at Al-Qunfudah Medical college at Umm Al-Qura University, with a specialization in General Medicine and Surgery. His patient experience is complemented by his healthcare expertise, for which he won the title of “Model of the College of Medicine” in 2017. During his medical career, Hassan has worked in an extensive array of hospital functions from medical emergency and general surgery to internal medicine, including internships at King Abdulaziz University Hospital and Al Qunfudhah General Hospital. In addition, he organized the “Research Road of Change” course as well as activities during the International Day for Rheumatic Diseases and Multiple Sclerosis. Apart from his healthcare roles, Hassan volunteered to serve guests of Rahman during Hajj and established the first volunteer team in Al Qunfudhah Governorate to promote global health activities within the city. Because of his volunteer work, the initiative is still ongoing and he won the Princess Al-Anood Philanthropic Foundation (PAPF) award (Misk). As a self-starter, Hassan also worked as a YouTube health program presenter during the month of Ramadan and came second in the Dialogue and Ideas Competition on Impromptu Speech.

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HASSAN NEZAR KHDARY

King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Hassan Khdary is pursuing a degree in medicine at the King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. Passionate about innovation, Hassan regularly participates in international science contests. He is the recipient of a number of awards – including, third place in biochemistry at Intel’s International Science and Engineering Fair, first place at Intel’s Science Competition Arab World, and third place in the National Olympiad for Science Innovation. Additionally, he holds a patent for developing nanoparticles to eliminate malaria disease. Hassan is keen to share his love for research and innovation with the next generation. He assisted a number of students in conducting research and coached them to participate in science fairs. As a member of the science committee of the Health Professions Conference, he reviews research submissions and helps set the conference agenda.

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Hesham Abdulrahman Almeneif

King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences

Medicinal and Health Sciences

As an MBBS student studying Medicine and General Surgery at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Hesham excels at medicinal and health sciences research. For example, he evaluated phthalate esters residues in treated wastewater and their potential risk on human health. His findings won him third place at the National Olympiad for Science Creativity "Ibdaa" and an award at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in the United States. Additionally, he secured bronze medals at two consecutive Ibda'a competitions. The first win was based on designing a therapeutic pillow to aid people suffering from insomnia and sleep apnea. He acquired the award once again for his research on silver nanoparticles effectiveness to treat Klebsiella Pneumonia disease. He undertook two internships at King Abdullah International Medical Research Center and King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre as well as leadership roles including Head of the Scientific Research Club and Chairman of the Scientific Content of the Scientific Olympiad in his university. Hesham is also a Computer Applications Diploma graduate from Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University. Recently, Hesham further explored his innovative and entrepreneurial competency by initiating his own online retail business for electronic equipment. Hesham is studying Spanish and American Sign Language and has a passion for calligraphy and digital drawing; he proved his calligraphy skills by coming third in the Arabic Calligraphy competition in Riyadh.

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Hussah Abdulrahman Alzoghaibi

Prince Sultan University

Business/Management

Hussah received a merit scholarship award for academic excellence at Prince Sultan University and is undertaking a bachelor’s degree in Marketing. She also completed a UX design course at General Assembly – Misk Academy and is currently organizing marketing events as President of the Marketing Club at her university. Although Hussah is majoring in marketing, she has been fascinated by East Asian languages since an early age. This is why she completed two semesters in Korea to learn its customs and language while she volunteered in a charity store. Afterwards, she worked as a translator on various occasions: she guided the Korean youth delegation; helped coordinate a Korean musical at King Saud University; facilitated a contractual meeting between KSA and the Korean government; and volunteered in an event organized by the Korean Embassy in Saudi Arabia. Her Korean communication skills led her to win the gold award in the Korean Speaking Competition and first place in KSA in “Quiz on Korea” – a South Korean competition. She also taught Arabic language and culture to the Korean primary school students in Saudi. Hussah knows to learn from challenges, values self-accountability, and strives to represent KSA’s culture in the best manner possible.

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Ibrahim Bandar Bin Ateeq

King Saud University

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Ibrahim’s passion for discovering solutions to unsolved medical diseases led to his pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory sciences at King Saud University. He continues to advance his knowledge beyond the curriculum through workshops and seminars. Ibrahim also enjoys volunteering and being an active participant in several organizations, including the Saudi Society of Emergency Medicine, the Saudi Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, the Optometry Doctor Club, and the Saudi Aramco Cultural Program. He will start his one-year internship with King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in the fall of 2019, setting himself on the path to fulfilling his dream of pushing the boundaries of medicine.

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Ibrahim Zaab Albeeshi

King Saud University

Medicinal and Health Sciences

In 2016, Ibrahim went through a summer training program on stem cells and regenerative medicine at King Khalid University. Later on, he started pursuing his MBBS degree in Medicine and Surgery at Kind Saud University and proved his medical expertise by winning second place in a verbal presentation at the first Medical Student Research Forum. Ibrahim is deeply interested in implementing medical technology to solve crucial health issues; as a podcast co-host at Sadeem Cast, he is raising awareness on medicine and other STEM subjects. Based on his research on medtech, he realized the need for a 3D bioprinter at King Khalid University Hospital’s stem cell unit and negotiated with department heads and hospital executives to acquire one, thus enhancing student experience. Besides applying his medical prowess to benefit his peers, he promoted product development, public relations, and customer service operations at PageCure and Iron Sailor Research, in the USA. Presently, Ibrahim aims to serve global clients by undertaking his third attempt to launch a software start-up in collaboration with a computer science expert. He is honing his business skills and working with Iron Sailor Research to continue the endeavour.

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JABER ISSAK MOHAMED

Albaha University

Engineering

As a first-generation student and recipient of the Al-Baha Mechanical Engineering scholarship at Al Baha University, Jaber understands the importance of a strong foundation in early education. He established a volunteer team of tutors to help school children in his neighborhood improve their grades. To this end, he designed a curriculum, liaised with the neighborhood authorities to secure headquarters, and published their curricula and successes on a website so that surrounding neighborhoods can be galvanized in a similar manner. To prepare himself to deliver these successes, he graduated with distinction from the Intensive Program for Qualifying Teachers of Al Qaida Al Nooraniya. Additionally, Jaber has drawn on these leadership and strategy skills establish the Rawasi Al Majd Volunteer Team, having implemented more than 20 initiatives to date. Outside of the world of education, Jaber has dedicated thousands of hours to making the pilgrimage experience for those traveling to Makkah and Madinah smoother in several capacities: as team leader of the Holy Sites Train, as field supervisor of the Zamazemah United Office, as a field researcher to help the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Institute study pilgrim traffic patterns to improve their experience, and as a hands-on volunteer to guide pilgrims through their journeys. Due to his contributions, he received the Volunteer Shield from the Mayor of Al-Hindawiyah in Mekkah, and a certificate of gratitude from Al-Hindawiyah Center for his work during the pandemic. When he is not volunteering, Jaber enjoys pursuing excellence in his field, including six sigma certifications and as Head of Development and Quality at his university's Scientific Club.

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Joud Tofiq Saleh

Yanbu University College

Computer Science/Technology

Joud is a computer science student at Yanbu University College. A mathematician by passion, she participated in several mathematical Olympiads, most notably winning two silver medals at the European Mathematical Olympiad for Girls in Switzerland (2017) and Italy (2018), a bronze medal at the Junior Mathematics Olympiad in Macedonia (2014), a bronze medal at the 2017 International Mathematical Olympiad in Brazil, and a silver medal at the Gulf Mathematics Olympiad (2017). When she is not pursuing her interests in computer science and mathematics, she dabbles in literature and public speaking. She was selected to represent Yanbu in the National Literature Project, where she participated with a short story and won 2nd place in YELI English Club’s Tell Me a Story competition. She is also an active member of Toastmasters. In her free time, she interns to train students to pass aptitude tests; she also provides coaching for participation in mathematical Olympiads. Joud is currently working on establishing a gift-decor business.

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JUMANAH TAREK QEDAIR

King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences

Medicinal And Health Sciences

Being passionate about research and healthcare, Jumanah chose to pursue a career in medicine, joining the MBBS program at King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. She is an internationally gold learner in Misk Future-Fit Scholarship by Full-Bridge, Cambridge and graduate of Young Leadership Council (YLC) program. She went on to distinguish herself in several scientific competitions. For instance, she led her team to win the innovation by spearheading the design of “Smart Asthma Inhaler.” Likewise, she was a candidate for the final stages of Olympiad Ibdaa for Scientific Creativity in 2018 based on her research on breast cancer diagnosis. Due to her exemplary track record, she was handpicked to participate at the MIT Hacking Medicine Virtual Grand Hack 2020, where she collaborated with students from the U.S. and India to innovate a customized cancer care solution. She won three badges from NASA in GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium. Outside of medical research and innovation, she is passionate about promoting public health awareness and teaching medicine. An example of this is that she delivers simplified medical science lectures on a YouTube channel. Along the same vein, she co-founded the National Initiative for Supporting Gifted Students and recorded scientific podcasts as a member of the Scientific Saudi Group. Additionally, as a former member of the Education Council in the western region for the Ministry of Education, she helped develop plans to elevate the overall quality of education in Saudi Arabia. She is also deeply passionate about the role volunteerism plays in sustainability. As such, she won the first place in the 11th student-led Gulf Countries Beyond Oil Economy Conference.

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KAMEL BASSEL M. GAZZAZ

University of California

Psychology

Kamel is a student at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) majoring in psychobiology, minoring in cognitive science, and specializing in computing. Kamel interned with the UCLA Sports Medicine Internship Program and worked as a behavioral researcher at the UCLA Behavioral Testing Core and as a researcher at the UCLA Fanselow Lab, where he conducted pharmacological manipulations and modifications to analyze brain structure interactions and neural changes in fear-based learning. Deeply committed to the global community, Kamel has volunteered with: FISH to promote health education in underserved communities in Mexico, MEDLIFE to deliver healthcare in Peru, Cedars for Care to distribute food to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, and Help Center to support children with intellectual disabilities in Jeddah. A decorated swimmer, he is a seven-time medalist in the National Swimming Championships in Saudi Arabia. Kamel is fluent in Arabic, English, French, and Spanish.

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KHALED OTMAN ALQAHTANI

University of California

Biology

Before beginning his career in Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, Khaled demonstrated his passion for the medical research world by winning 3rd place in the King Abdullah International Medical Research Center special award and 5th place in the National Olympiad for Scientific Creativity in 2018. His passion for biology and the medical sciences was ignited through his participation in Mawhiba programs, especially the 2017 Saudi Research Science Institute (SRSI) at King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST), where he worked on using and testing different lasers for colon cancer diagnosis. He continued this journey in diagnosis and prevention research at UC Berkeley as he currently works at the Undergraduate Laboratory (ULAB) - Health Sciences and Public Health Division. In addition to his interest in research, Khaled minored in Journalism and has a strong passion for creative writing and storytelling, which he lives out by publishing articles in the Saudi Gazette and other media outlets. He has also written numerous articles as a staff writer for The Undergraduate Environmental Journal of Berkeley, BARE Magazine, and more. As an art connoisseur, Khaled also founded Ward Magazine, having released more than 20 issues to date, to document the Saudi art scene and highlight the work of Saudi artists through art workshops, exhibitions and more. As a member of the Student Committee of the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA), he also organizes events to bring the community together to appreciate art.

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KHALID ABDULLAH ALKENAA

King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Khalid Alkenaa is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in medicine at the King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University. He was honored by his university as an active contributor to student life and with the Best Delegate Award for his participation in the U.S. Embassy’s Model United Nations program in Riyadh. A strong believer in strength through diversity, Khalid enjoys exploring new cultures and bringing people together. At the US-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI), Khalid received training in leadership, conflict resolution, and civic engagement from Montana State University. Earlier this year, he was selected to participate in the Connecting Cultures Program in Oman and in the Crossroads Program from Harvard in Dubai, where he engaged in face-to-face dialogue with other young leaders. Together, they identified shared values, explored cultural differences, and discussed future challenges. When he recognized the dearth of high-quality Arabic content online, Khalid launched the Mohtwize online platform to publish Arabic podcasts, infographics, and articles on topics ranging from physics to philosophy.

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Khalid Hussain Alghamdi

Taif University

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Khalid is a senior at Taif University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in dentistry. In 2014, he received the Perfect Student Shield from the Faculty of Dentistry. To supplement his degree, he seeks continuous self-development, taking courses such as team building, management, and creative thinking provided by Al Ahya Centers Association, in addition to first aid courses offered by the American Heart Association and the Red Crescent. Khalid most recently volunteered at King Abdullah Medical City, where he helped organize an awareness and prevention campaign regarding corona viruses. He also has an active presence on his university’s campus, where he leads several sports and academic initiatives. Moreover, he was also presented with a certificate of thanks and appreciation by the Commander of the Civil Defense Forces for his participation in organizing Hajj in 2018.

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KHALID YAHYA ALMALKI

Jazan University

Business/ Management

Khalid hails from the southern region of the Kingdom. He is currently studying accounting at Jazan University (JU). At the end of his first year, he was ranked number one in his cohort and received a scholarship for his academic achievements. Active on campus, Khalid is involved in multiple student clubs and has volunteered at Al Madar Newspaper. He has also participated in trainings focused on leadership and risk management. To complement his academic work, Khalid has pursued on-the-ground experience by interning at Saudi Aramco and working in his family-owned supermarket business. To make a difference in his community, he and a group of friends led an effort to enhance the local streets in six different villages by painting the sidewalks and delineating existing car lanes.

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Khlod Moneef Alshammary

Northern Borders University

Business/Management

Khlod is a bachelor’s student, focusing on Human Resource Management at the Northern Borders University. Her dedication to academics has pushed her to maintaining top ranking among all students at her university. Additionally, Khlod enjoys attending workshops and seminars focused on soft skills, time management, and teamwork. In her free time, Khlod focuses on volunteering activities; her contributions have been recognized by the university. For instance, she co-founded a student club focusing on special needs students and is the President of the Business Administration College Students Club. Moreover, as a charismatic and social person, she has been active in a number of clubs, including those focused on sports, arts, and the English language. In her free time, Khlod enjoys computer design, reading, and playing table tennis.

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Laila Makram Shuldhum

University of Jeddah

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Laila is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Nursing at University of Jeddah. During her time as a student, she was selected to become the first ambassador and representative of the College of Applied Medical Sciences. She followed this achievement by representing her university once again during the BP Young Adventurers Camp in the United Arab Emirates. Here, she won a bronze medal while participating in cultural competitions. For participating in the National Olympiad Qualifications for Scientific Innovation for three consecutive years, she won certificates of appreciation from the Ministry of Education and Mawhiba. She also facilitated the success of a volunteer project at Yanbu Industrial City by teaching and raising awareness on first aid. Apart from her medical accomplishments, Laila taught a mathematics curriculum on a telegram platform. By doing so, she helped more than 5,000 students with their math exams.

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LAMA KHALID ALOTHMAN

Alfaisal University

Engineering

Lama is undertaking her bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Alfaisal University. From a young age, she has been passionate about STEM, especially physics. She enrolled in the post-educational program Broadening Horizons Program, offered by the Oxford Royale Academy. Here, she ended up ranking among the top two students and received an award for her distinguished performance. She also won several honors, including third place in the Boeing Engineering Student Competition. Her knowledge of physics is not limited to the theoretical; for example, she led a team to design a reusable, biodegradable, disinfecting, low-cost face mask that can be customizable using temperature facial screenings in the span of six weeks as part of the COVID-19 3D Printing Hackathon competition, where her team won the second place award. Similarly, she is an avid member of two Automotive Center teams, contributing as a mechanical engineer in both the Shell Eco-marathon as well as Formula Student. Currently, she is partaking in a research project aimed at fabricating a robotic arm to empower individuals with autism spectrum disorder, as well as pursuing an internship at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology’s Center for Complex Systems in partnership with MIT. Lama is also passionate about encouraging young girls to pursue STEM fields, which she has accomplished by being a representative of Alfaisal University’s Automotive Center in Formula E’s “Girls on Track” and a student instructor for the AI Academy Program at Alfaisal University’s Enrichment Program. In her spare time, she enjoys painting, participating in her university clubs, coding in Python, and reading non-fiction books on diverse topics ranging from philosophy and psychology to astronomy and quantum physics.

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LAMEES ABDULLAH ALTAMIM

King Saud University

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Lamees Altamim is studying medicine at King Saud University. An avid researcher in the field, she is the author or co-author of over ten papers on topics ranging from intracerebral hemorrhage to evaluation of complex genetic diseases. Her interest in medical and engineering innovations has won her awards, most recently third place in the Innovation Division at the 9th Scientific Symposium held in KSU. She was part of two research teams that eventually filed for patents at the United States Patent Trademark Office. Lamees led the development of KSU’s official College of Medicine app and the first official collaboration between KSU’s Innovation Center at the College of Computer Sciences and the Research Center at the College of Medicine. She served as the President of the Ehyaa Students Partnership Program for organ donations and head of the Dermatology Student Club at KSU. Lamees has also earned second place at both the Prophetic Hadith and Quran memorization competitions. She also won the National Academic Excellence Award for seven consecutive years and the Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Award for Distinguished Academic Performance.

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LAMIA OMAR ALOTAIBI

Prince Mohammad Bin Salman College

Business/ Management

Lamia Alotaibi is pursuing a master’s degree in business entrepreneurship at the Prince Mohammad Bin Salman College. She holds a bachelor’s degree in law from Dar Al-Hekma University, where she graduated at the top of her class in 2016. During her undergraduate years, Lamia was selected to represent her university in the prestigious Willem Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna for three consecutive years. The team ranked first in the regional qualifiers on each of the three occasions. In her senior year, Lamia jumped at the chance to share her expertise and volunteer by coaching the new university delegation. In 2017, she established Legalshop with a mission to make legal services affordable and accessible to all. Lamia aspires to grow her startup and revolutionize the Saudi legal system.

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Maher Abdulrahman Aljohani

King Abdulaziz University

Engineering

Maher is currently pursuing his master’s degree in communication and electronics engineering at King Abdulaziz University after completing his undergraduate degree at the same university. He is deeply passionate about hardware design, radio frequency, radar, and drones. Maher has received numerous rewards and recognition for his participation in various invention conventions and competitions. Most notably, Maher participated in the “Invent” convention held at the National University of Science and Technology in Moscow and obtained an Excellence Award from the Malaysian Association of Research Scientists. He also received a thank-you letter from HRH Prince Khalid bin Faisal Al Saud, Governor of Makkah, for representing Saudi Arabia there. Maher has demonstrated strong leadership skills, particularly as President of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers International Student Branch and President of the Student Club of the Engineering Faculty, both at his university. In his free time, Maher maintains his start-up, where he and his team develop web and mobile applications.

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Majed Ghanem Al-Harbi

Imam Muhammad Bin Saud Islamic University

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Majed is a student of medicine and surgery at Imam Mohammed Ibn Saud Islamic University.Previously, he was recognized by the Department of Education in Al-Kharj for ranking first in academic performance, obtaining a 100% score for two consecutive years in high school. Furthermore, he was nominated for a scholarship from both highly selective SABIC and Aramco educational programs. In his free time, Majed enthusiastically volunteers with the Red Crescent during Hajj period in the Holy Mosque in Madinah, where he provides first aid to pilgrims. He was recently accepted to the Saudi Medical Academy for Volunteering for Hajj season 1440/2019 in Makkah. An outstanding orator and writer, he has won first place in various presentation competitions in university and is an actively participating member in Toastmasters. When he is not pursuing self-development, he enjoys reading and traveling to Saudi cities to discover the country’s historical culture.

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MALAK MOHAMMED ALAJMI

AlYamamah University

Business/ Management

Malak Alajmi is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Al Yamamah University. She is the recipient of a number of awards and distinctions – including first place at the Annual Entrepreneurship-Employment Debate Competition hosted at Dar Al Uloom University in 2016, one of the best 20 Students at the Math Olympiad Competition in Saudi Arabia – and a two-time winner of the Al-Kharj First Student Award given by the Ministry of Education. Malak founded her own start-up, Amanah Alghad, and launched an app to simplify student, parent, and teacher interactions during the school year. She also completed an internship in Aramco’s Financial Accounting Department in 2017. Malak is excited to continue her studies in accounting and finance; she recently competed in the Research Challenge at the CFA institute in Saudi Arabia and is currently preparing for her chartered accountancy exam.

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MARAM NABEEL MISHA

King Abdulaziz University

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Maram Misha is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery at King Abdulaziz University (KAU). She is the recipient of the Ministry of Education’s Excellence Award for remarkable academic achievement and a participant in the Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Distinguished Academic performance. Maram currently sits on the science committee of her student cohort at KAU. In addition to actively contributing to breast cancer research at her university, she has participated in multiple awareness campaigns on antibiotics, autism, and congenital heart disease. Maram interned as a nurse at the Dr. Bakhsh Hospital in Jeddah and as an English teacher in the Jeddah Institute for Speech and Hearing. An accredited trainer in emotional intelligence skills, she has a diploma in the Art of Speeches, Presentation and Influence from the Canadian Training Center of Human Development. She cares deeply about wildlife conservation and promotes the protection of orphaned and endangered animals in Africa through the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

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Mariam Khursheed Ahmed

Alyamamah University

Computer Science/Technology

Mariam is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering at Al Yamamah University. Her software expertise won her a place among the top 50 programmers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the IEEEXtreme competition in 2018 and 2019. In addition, she acquired the Sheikh Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al-Khudair Scholarship at her university based on her academic scores. Public speaking has always been a theme throughout her career. For example, after establishing and coordinating an IEEE student branch at Al Yamamah University within a span of three weeks, she organized multiple events with notable guest speakers. She also presented her research work on the future applications of virtual reality during Prince Sultan University’s Fifth Undergraduate Research Forum (URF). Additionally, Mariam was an area-level runner up in the Toastmasters International Speech Contest in 2019. From a technical perspective, she recently demonstrated her technical acumen by designing an automated traffic accident detection system. She aligned her project’s objectives with Saudi Vision 2030’s goal of developing Saudi Arabia’s public service sectors.

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Maryam Ahmed Alqassas

King Abdulaziz University

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Maryam is a medical student at King Abdulaziz University. Previously, she received first-place ranking across seven Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education subjects in Jeddah. Last year, she was chosen to attend the MiSK and Johns Hopkins Summer fellowship, where she met industry-leading physicians and scientists. This experience helped shape her career goals; she is passionate about medical research and already has three publications in international journals. Furthermore, she founded the Student Research and Innovation Unit at King Abdulaziz University and has co-authored a book about clinical research written for undergraduates. In connection with the Bridge Club at her university, she volunteered as a mentor for junior students, providing academic guidance. She combines her passion for medicine with concern for the environment and has been a member of Mermates, a Red Sea diving group that spreads awareness about safe diving and conservation of the environment. She has a license in open-water diving from the Professional Association of Diving Instructors.

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MARYAM DHAIFALLAH ALHARBI

Taibah University

Law

As a first-generation law student, Maryam has strived for academic excellence at Taibah University so that she can make a positive impact on society. Inspired by the news about how laws and regulations shape the world around her, she chose to pursue a career in law. To this end, she first completed a preparatory year at college, where she was honored for developing the best case analysis. Subsequently, she attended Taibah University, where she received honors for her thought on the unique social and human applications of law. As someone who cares deeply about making legal frameworks more portable for her Saudi nationals, she runs a "legal line" with team members, works as a supervisor on the International Relations track and regularly participates in the Legal Justice Club. One of the key factors to her success so far is her quest to learn and grow constantly. She got a part-time job as a public relations officer for an orphanage charity while completing her education. Outside the law, she dedicates herself to facilitating the success of other students. An example of this is her work as a member of the Taibah University Development Club, where she organizes meetings, dialogues and forums with leading figures to develop the leadership abilities of her university students. Maryam also established an initiative "Tanweer" for university majors to help students choose their majors according to their desires. In addition, she joined and successfully passed the Misk Future Program for career preparation.

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Maryam Eissa Ajeebi

Jazan University

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Maryam is pursuing her passion for serving patients through her bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery at Jazan University. Excelling academically, Maryam was the recipient of the Best Student Award at the second Clinical Skills Summer Training from KSU-MC, the Student Academic Excellence Award 2018 from the Faculty of Medicine, and the Student Academic Excellence Award 2019 from the university. At Jazan, Maryam participated in several research projects, including a study on migraines and their association with phone addiction. She was also the lead organizer of a polio awareness campaign and the Jazan symposium on AIDS. To pair her scholastics and extracurriculars with concrete experience, Maryam has completed rotations at both Dr. Sulaiman Faqih Hospital and the National Guard Hospital in Riyadh. When she is not contributing to health and wellness initiatives, she presides over the Medicine Student Club. She is a member of the Student Council as well as the Higher Program Accreditation Committee.

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MASHAEL MAJED ALZAHRANI

Albaha University

Medicinal And Health Sciences

Along with pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery at the Al Baha University, Mashael has laid the foundation of her career as a scientist, having presented scientific research papers and enrolled in 200+ lectures, seminars, medical and professional growth courses. From an early age, she has established herself as a regional representative by securing accolades at local competitions, including Albaha Award for Creativity & Scientific Excellence, and first place in the Quality Ambassador Competition for Academic excellence at the district level. Moreover, she was assigned as the Ambassador of Saudi_Codes, an initiative that encourages Saudis from different ages and educational backgrounds to learn coding. Mashael believes in empowering her colleagues, which is evident from her high school initiative of designing courses aimed to improve students’ academic achievements. The success of this program stemmed from her professional training on conducting electronic courses, acquired at the General Organization for Technical and Vocational Training. Apart from her academic and professional achievements, Mashael has made great strides in community development. For instance, she founded and lead the Sanabel Al-Atta volunteer team, comprising of 34 middle and high school members, to drive value and ethics development among kindergarten students. Also, she is a member of “Lenaqra’a Sawiyyan” reading initiative for visually-impaired individuals. Mashael is also very fond of poetry, having won first place in Albaha University Olympiad for Poetry Recital and the bronze medal for her poems at the national level.

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Mawaddah Abdullah Alsobhi

Taibah University

Law

Besides attaining a perfect GPA while undertaking her bachelor of Law degree at Taibah University, Mawaddah has received multiple honours. First, she won a certificate of excellence by the Ministry of Education. Second, she received accolades from the Supervisory Committee of the Ministry of Education Pavilion at the Janadriyah National Heritage and Culture Festival. Third, she secured a bronze medal and fifth place throughout KSA in the Arabic Language Olympiad after consistently achieving first place at school- and city-district-levels. Drawing on her public speaking and communication skills, Mawaddah has implemented several courses and workshops related to skill development and professional learning. Moreover, she participated in the first business plan competition for start-ups organized by her university’s Innovation Department and led the Fear Challenge program to improve English proficiency among female students. Besides acting as Secretary General at Shura Council, she undertook several other roles: she volunteered with the Prophet Mosque Affairs Agency at her university; organized training workshops and performed administrative tasks at My Family Association; coordinated events and trained participants at a female-centric gallery affiliated to Medina Association for Culture and Arts; and conducted legal processes at Legal Illuminations Initiative as well as at Lawyer Abdullah bin Mansour Al-Subhi Office.

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Mayada Mahmoud Elsaid

Prince Sultan University

Computer Science/Technology

Mayada is a Dean’s List senior student at Prince Sultan University, where she is currently pursuing a degree in software engineering/cyber security. She was recently nominated for the “Ideal Student” award and serves as the computer college representative on her university’s Student Council. Mayada has always been passionate about mathematics and technology; she is either taking part in projects using emerging technologies, such as augmented reality, or by teaching students of different ages. She was an instructor of Web Development Boot Camp and a teaching assistant at iCreate Kids Academy. She is most proud of a project she worked on regarding Human-Computer Interaction; she developed a prototype app, “Let’sParty,” that takes the full value-chain needed in a party. She also won her university’s annual Math Mondale for four years. When Mayada is out of the academic and technological sphere, she is a Toastmasters Competent Communicator, a basketball player, and an active volunteer in humanitarian events.

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MAYYAZ MOHAMMED ALQUBAYS

Qassim university

Medicinal And Health Sciences

Mayyaz is an undergraduate student of Medicine and Health Sciences at Qassim University. Her passion for medical science blossomed when she started volunteering for the Saudi Alzheimer's Disease Association. Inspired by their stories as well as the journeys of healthcare professionals serving them, she created a novel system to protect these patients, which won the First Place and Best Project in the Challenge Award from the Ministry of Commerce and Alzheimer's Patients Association as well as Second place at the Second Growing Forum (Innovators Meet). She dove deeper into her passion for medical innovation by participating in scientific competitions, ranking among the top four students nationwide in the medical science category at the National Olympiad for Scientific Innovation Creativity; additional honors at the Olympiad include seven medals for scientific creativity for her innovative work in the field of medicine. Due to her track record both inside and outside the classroom, she was nominated for several selective programs, including the Summer Leader Preparation Program orchestrated by MISK Charity and the National Program for the Exploration of Talented People offered by the King Abdulaziz Foundation. Aside from medicine, she also takes a deep interest in technology, having won first place in the National Robot Olympiad conducted by the Unaizah Education Department. She subsequently taught innovation and robotics classes to female students as an intern at the Unaizah’s education and talent departments.

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Mazen Sulaiman Alsuhaibani

Imam Muhammad Bin Saud Islamic University

Media and Communications

Mazen is undertaking his bachelor’s degree in Radio, Television, and Film at Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University and came first in his class during his preparatory year. His interest in media started in primary school, where he participated in various media-related competitions. Currently, he is part of the editorial board at University Mirror and the founder and director of the Ibn Al-Nafees volunteer team. One of his key contributions was developing a product for visually impaired people. By doing so, he came first in the field of humanities and social sciences at the National Olympiad for Science Creativity “Ibdaa” and won a training grant in Dubai awarded by Takaful Charity Foundation. Mazen was also recognized on several other occasions: he received the Scientific Innovations award by the Al-Kharj Education Department; the Certificate of Excellence by the Ministry of Education; the Behavioural Excellence medal; the Scientific Excellence award; an honour for being one of the influential people in Al-Kharj; and a membership in the Al-Kharj Youth Advisory Committee.

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Meshari Muhanna Alosaimi

King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals

Engineering

While pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Architecture at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Meshari received certificates of appreciation for acquiring several academic honours. He applied his flair for design on-field as a freelance graphic designer as well as an interior designer at Scitech Center. During these roles, he developed his personal brand and designed the layout for the tenth Science and Technology Festival. Presently, he is establishing “Sketchy” – a product development start-up. In addition to professionally applying his design skills, Meshari draws on his architecture skillset for multiple extracurricular projects: In Azerbaijan, he represented KSA at the annual conference of the International Union of Architects (IUA); In Norway, he proposed a way to create architectural land for refugees while participating in the 120 HOURS competition; and he directed several initiatives as President of the Plastic Arts Club, for which he received an honour from his university. As someone who is interested in environmental and humanitarian issues, Meshari is especially proud of building a sustainable housing model during the Solar Decathlon Design Challenge. Among his many interests, Meshari also enjoys spending time reading literature and has published two books under his name.

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Mohamed Aboubacar Soko

AlJouf University

Law

Mohamed started his bachelor’s degree in Law after receiving a scholarship from Al Jouf University. One of his primary achievements was helping Ma’an Authority of Social Contribution tackle social challenges and promote community-based initiatives. As a result, his volunteer team was praised by Prince Khaled Al-Faisal – the Governor of Makkah Al-Mukarramah as well as Prince Abdullah bin Bandar – the Minister of National Guard. Besides social work, Mohamed takes an interest in photography. This is why he opted to work as a photographer for two different organizations and establish Soko Media – a content creation company. Because of his media-related contributions, he received an accolade from the Mauritanian Al-Sahel channel for facilitating its talent discovery program. Throughout this time, Mohamed lived in Mauritania as well as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Based on his experience living in these different countries, Mohamed wants to influence people in a positive manner and believes mastery over languages to be a key requirement for this task. To this end, he has acquired proficiency in French, English, and Arabic; and plans to learn German and Russian next.

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MOHAMMAD ALI QARA

King Abdulaziz University

Computer Science/ Technology

Mohammad Qara is studying Information Technology at King Abdulaziz University. In 2016, he received the King Abdulaziz University Badge of Excellence Keen to build his leadership skills, he has participated in multiple workshops, including the “Yes, I Can” program in Malaysia and Wiley’s Leadership Challenge and Leadership Development program in Turkey. Passionate about the education of youth, Mohammad is a founding member of Ajyaal Jeddah, a student-led organization that instills a love of volunteerism in youth. He has participated in over 25 community service initiatives with Ajyaal Jeddah over the years and currently serves as the group’s IT director. During his internship at the Pioneers of Leadership Training Center in the summer of 2016, Mohammad built and maintained the organization’s website and online educational platform and supervised trainings given by the group. A freelancer in web development and graphic design, he maintains two YouTube channels, where he regularly uploads educational content and which have garnered 1.1 million views.

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MOHAMMED ABDULLAH ALJUGHAYMAN

King Faisal University

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Mohammed Aljughayman is pursuing a bachelor’s in medicine and health sciences at King Faisal University. He serves on the Medical Students Council and the East Province Youth Council. The recipient of the Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s Award for Distinguished Academic Performance, Mohammed has earned other awards, including: second place in Zain’s national essay contest on education, third place in Korea’s World Creativity Festival hosted by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in Daejon, and Reader of the Year in 2013 in a Saudi Aramco competition. Mohammed is passionate about increasing the availability of knowledge in the Arabic language. For two years, he has worked at Mentors KSA translating educational content into Arabic. The author of a book about the world’s most recent technological advances in Arabic, he has also published several articles.

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MOHAMMED ALI AL-HOWSA

King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals

Engineering

Mohammed Al-Howsa is a senior at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, where he is pursuing a bachelor’s in engineering. In addition to being a Certified Ethical Hacker, Mohammad is a first prize winner of both General Electric’s Predix Hackathon and NASA’s Hackathon in KSA. Mohammed’s entrepreneurial spirit is evident in the startups he has launched. Virtual Immersion, which he founded in 2014, uses the technology behind augmented reality to create technical training simulations for oil and gas workers. Additionally, Mohammed has established an entertainment startup and a media and production venture. An active member of the Saudi scouting movement, Mohammed has volunteered as a supervisor of summer training camps in Khobar.

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Mohammed Ali Alsaeed

King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals

Business/Management

Mohammed is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in finance from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM). His scholastic drive has consistently been recognized; he received the Ideal Student Award at Al-Kharj. In college, Mohammed was awarded a certificate of excellence for obtaining a university-level third honorary degree. Prior to that, he was honored by HRH Prince Faisal bin Bandar and the Ministry of Education for his academic excellence. At only 18, Mohammed interned at one of the big four accounting firms, KPMG, where he honed his financial skill set. He also worked at Salasa and Madad, focusing on sales and growth. His channeled his passion for innovation to win the Business Model competition hosted by the College of Business Administration at KFUPM. He also won third place in the STEAM innovation challenge at KAUST in 2019. Mohammed is an active community member who founded The Majlis Somou Initiative, a non-profit organization that empowers Saudi students in universities.

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MOHAMMED KHALID ALMUGREN

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Engineering

Mohammed Almugren is pursuing a master’s in electrical engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. His research interests are in machine learning, artificial intelligence and computer vision. He holds a bachelor’s in electrical engineering, with a minor in entrepreneurship and innovation, from Pennsylvania State University. Passionate about entrepreneurship, Mohammed received first place at the Cornell Entrepreneurship Program at KAUST and second place at KAUST Super Steam Challenge, where he created an “Edutainment” app for students. During high school, Mohammed participated in numerous robotics competitions at the Riyadh Robotics Club, where he ranked among the top finalists for his inventions nationwide. He was awarded the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Gifted Students Program (KGSP) scholarship to cover his undergraduate and graduate studies. Mohammed completed an internship at Alcoa, where he oversaw the maintenance of electronic systems, and had a university research assistantship position, which focused on building an autonomous drone with aperture radar. Immediately after the Qimam program, Mohammed will begin an internship at Siemens in Germany.

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MOHAMMED RASHED ALDOSSARY

King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals

Engineering

Mohammed Aldossary is a chemical engineering student at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM). He has traveled around the world to study, conduct research, and volunteer. In addition to participating in a study-abroad program at the Colorado School of Mines, he traveled to Canada to conduct experiments on biomass off-gassing at the University of British Columbia. Currently, Mohammed is researching the by-product wastes from thermal power plants at KFUPM. As a volunteer with International Volunteer HQ, Mohammed worked at an orphanage in Mexico. In addition to teaching English and mathematics, he coordinated activities to build fellowship among the young residents. Locally, he serves as a volunteer within the university and his community. Committed to self-improvement, Mohammed has attended several trainings in business acumen. He is particularly proud of overcoming a severe stuttering problem that initially hindered him from partaking in many activities.

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MOHAMMED SAEED ALRAMADAN

King Faisal University

Medicinal And Health Sciences

Mohammed is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Medicinal and Health Sciences at King Faisal University. For his educational excellence, he was honored 3 times by the governor of Al-Ahsa and received a letter of recommendation from His Excellency Dean Abdul Rahman Al-Sultan for his efforts made at the College of Medicine. Mohammed also participates in various extracurricular activities aimed to promote medicine and corresponding scientific research. His dedication towards improving healthcare provision and his passion in motion graphics motivated him to create an awareness video about breast cancer after he identified a recent increase in cases. This video became trending on Twitter, secured first place in the Eastern Province hashtag list, and helped him win the first place in a Kingdom-wide Mawhiba competition organized by King Khalid University. He also draws on this skill to create various cultural awareness videos in his free time. Mohammed is also interested in designing which made him win the second place in Saudi Aramco competition for traffic safety at the level of Al-Ahsa. Also, his passion in declamation allowed him to win first place in the Toastmasters regional speech contest. At the current time, Mohammed runs his own business in which he creates media and advertising content. In addition to that, he has been interning at Saudi Aramco for the past six years, building on his knowledge of mathematics and traffic engineering.

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Mohannad Khalid Aalouh

Taibah University

Engineering

Mohannad is a bachelor of Engineering student at Taibah University. Throughout his academic career, he has shown immense promise and passion for entrepreneurship as well as business development. In 2018, he won an honorary gold medal at MILSET’s 5th Expo-Sciences Asia by researching key principles of sociology and using AI and robotics to develop an exemplary tourism experience. He surpassed himself the following year by successfully completing two entrepreneurial programs – Babson Build and TAQADAM Startup Accelerator. During this time, he learned best practices on developing an entrepreneurial mindset and performing product design and marketing. His business acumen also enabled him to win the Innovative Startups Competition. Mohannad’s persistence and determination exhibits itself in his business endeavours as he has launched two companies as Founding Director. As CEO and Director of Public Relations at Ghallah, he facilitated technology-driven farming by overseeing PR, R&D, marketing, and operational functions. While at ITRIBO, he researched and designed content to develop a culture-centric video game.

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MONA AHMED ALSHEHRI

King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Mona Alshehri is completing her bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. She has participated in several summer academic programs, including an Advanced Placement program in biology at John Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth and the Mawhiba Summer Enrichment Program. At Mawhiba, Mona was nominated for an international research program at KAUST. She continues to hold leadership roles at Mawhiba and Oxmedica, affiliates of Oxford and Cambridge Universities, as a teaching assistant and a residential advisor for summer programs. Outside of school, Mona organizes leading research conferences at both the King Abdullah International Medical Research Center and the King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences -- including the Health Professions Conference and the Stem Cell Conference. Mona aspires to become a physician researcher and pursue an interdisciplinary career in business to expand the reach of medicine.

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Muhammad Abdulrahman Alhadlaq

University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign

Computer Science/Technology

Before getting accepted for a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at The University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Muhammad showcased his technical ability by winning the Intel Excellence in Computer Science Award based on his research on data encryption accuracy. In addition, he researched the use of text-mining tools on bioinformatics data at KAUST and developed a robot and a 3D platform game using Unity at iD Tech Camps. Apart from his computer science experience, Muhammad coordinated activities as a member of Saudi Students Association at UIUC. He also wrote a synthesis paper on climate change in Saudi Arabia and its potential solutions at the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. Muhammad believes his biggest achievement to be taking care of his differently abled brother. Being the oldest sibling in the family, he gave him special medical attention and made several hospital visits in emergency situations. Apart from medical care, he provided affection and support to his brother, taught him activities of daily living, and mentored him on practical life lessons such as morality and ethics. Muhammad also teaches him Arabic communication skills on a daily basis and credits this experience for his own patience, persistence, and stress management skills.

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MUHANNA ALRAYDH ALANAZI

Northern Borders University

Engineering

As an Electrical Engineering student at Northern Borders University, Muhanna has held a distinguished record in academic activities throughout his life. This is exemplified by him placing sixth in the Education Award for the Distinguished Student Category among ten thousand students nationwide. With an interest in creativity and talent, Muhanna participated in Sheikh Farhan Al Mubarak Al Qahtani's Competition for Student Excellence and Talented Students and was awarded second place in the field of creativity. Based on his technical aptitude, he was chosen to represent the Northern Border region in the National Robot Olympiad. He also undertook the initiative to hone his engineering capabilities outside of academics and scientific competitions, and that is through modeling engineering systems using programming languages and mathematics. As an avid reader and writer, he won the Northern Border's Arab Reading Challenge as well as achieving first place in the short story competition organized by the Ministry of Education. In his spare time, he likes to improve his technical and personal skills and perform humanitarian work. The volunteer work that Muhanna takes care of focuses on teaching neighborhood children the basics of reading and writing, in addition to his work on simplifying scientific concepts for non-specialists.

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Muhannad Abdulaziz Alnahdi

King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Muhannad is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Medicine at King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, where he was on the Dean’s List for two consecutive years. Muhannad was the representative of his batch, the leader of the Scientific Committee of the Fourth Health Professions Conference, and the leader of the organizing team of “Ata’a” Volunteerism Forum. He is genuinely passionate about research. Muhannad is working on multiple research projects and has written six articles, one of which was published. Also, he has spoken at the Fourth International Psychiatry Conference. Muhannad strives for interpersonal and professional development and shares what he learns with others. He led the “You’re Their Savior” First Aid awareness campaign and supervised the "My Health initiative" for eight consecutive campaigns to raise awareness about various health issues.

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Munira Essam Alkadi

Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University

Business/Management

Although Munira is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Banking at the Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, her expertise is not just limited to business management. She is also deeply passionate about helping the next generation of students cultivate crucial soft skills such as self-discovery and personal development; this is why she organized activities for children with special needs as part of the Sahl Volunteer Team and established the “Kayan Club” to help adolescents hone their soft skills through drama and storytelling. When she is not mentoring young students, Munira is acing in sports. For instance, as a basketball rookie, she led her college team to victory in 7 matches within a year. Additionally, she initiated “The Wave” basketball club in 2019 and credits her teamwork and leadership expertise for her success in sports. One of her key accomplishments was organizing the fifth academic exhibition for entrepreneurship at her university and pitching her idea for the L-EARN project. Moreover, she is Chair of the Student Council on the scientific track at her university. Besides her academic achievements, Munira is learning Turkish and loves to read books on skill development in her spare time.

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Musab Abdullah Aldosari

University of Rochester

Engineering

Musab is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering together with a Business minor at the University of Rochester. His passion for engineering led him to receive a full-ride scholarship from the KAUST Gifted Students Program. He also received the Teaching Assistant of the Semester accolade while working as a head teaching assistant at the university, where he managed the workflows of other assistants. Besides being adept at chemical engineering, Musab honed his business and public speaking skills on multiple occasions: he attended business conferences; managed events at SACADA; acted as The Community Partnerships Team Lead of Al Madinah Region Development Authority’s youth committee; represented KSA at UNESCO’s 2017 NGO Forum; and won a place among the top three best financial accounting projects in the BASE Summer Program at Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. Similarly, he established a public speaking club at his high school; learned speaking best practices at Harvard University’s summer program; won the Silver Speaker award at Saudis Talk Public Speaking Competition; and trained students on public speaking as a speaking fellow at the University of Rochester.

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NAJLA ABDULLATIF ALI

King Saud University

Business/ Management

Najla, a Marketing student studying at King Saud University, has always been passionate about the intersection of marketing and the non-profit sector. For instance, after seeing her peers struggle with financial obligations, she published 375 articles on financial awareness and contributed to 72 videos on the same. With her articles and easy-to-fill templates, she was able to help improve financial literacy for several thousand people. Additionally, she rolled out an initiative, Ehtidan, to bring together influencers, business incubators, corporations, and doctors to help build a strong community for foster children and children in custody. By doing so, she hopes to empower these young lives with the tools they will need to break through the cycle of poverty. Currently, she is working on a marketing campaign to educate people on protecting themselves from legal mistakes. She is also balancing these duties with her work as the Head of Public Relations for a Responsible Club for Social Responsibility. Najla also she supplemented her scholastic knowledge with a digital marketing certificate from Google to build on her tangible skillet. Furthermore, she has undertaken several projects to bridge the gap between sales and marketing functions that exist in most companies by working for IKEA, Toys R Us, and Dominos in blended sales and marketing roles. Outside of marketing, she is committed to supporting her fellow students. Through her work with Fire Vision, the Student Partnership Program, and the Responsibility Club to name a few, she helps students improve their soft skills and employability.

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NAWAF MOSSAED ALAHMED

Prince Sultan University

Business/ Management

Building on his academic excellence in high school, Nawaf received a Prince Sultan University scholarship to study Finance, in addition to being accepted into the MiSK Fellowship to study a summer semester at Harvard University. Moreover, he honed his financial analysis capabilities by enrolling in various professional development ventures to round out and further diversify his skill set, including Udacity Digital Nanodegrees in Business Analytics and Digital Marketing, Bloomberg Market Concepts for acclimation to financial markets, and the MiSK future career preparation program. By leveraging his leadership capabilities, Nawaf laid the foundation of a startup in 2020, Elham Podcast, was dedicated to guiding high school and undergraduate students with career path planning, and now it covers a multitude of heavy topics ranging from cultural, personal, and many more inspiring conversations. Within less than a year, the podcast made notable strides by reaching 50K+ listeners and securing sponsors, including Zain Telecom, the Saudi Ministry of Health, and Mohtwize. By drawing on the podcast’s success, Nawaf also built a partnership with companies and is currently planning to expand his content outreach. He is also sought out by Huna, a UAE incubator for rising talent and aims to build one of the most creative & ambitious communities. Nawaf’s start-up is helping to conduct a live monthly podcasts experience with Huna throughout some of its branches.

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NAWAR TAYSEER ALHADDAD

Northwestern University

Chemistry

As a current KAUST Scholar at Northwestern University studying Chemistry with minors in Data Science and Environmental Policy & Culture, Nawar has been interested in interdisciplinary studies. In consequence, she constantly draws on both of her soft and hard skills. Nawar honed her business development skills while helping a non-profit propel their mission forward. She also interned as a business analyst with Mozn, and is an Associate Consultant Intern at Bain & Company. Since a young age, Nawar developed her technical skills through her passion for sustainability and clean energy. She won several honors for her research work throughout high school, such as paper and poster contests at the Saudi Aramco Research Science Initiative, several recognitions at the National Olympiad for her project work, including a second place national prize as well as a special award from Sabic, and subsequent qualification to Intel ISEF. Her favorite research project to date has been her work to make electrolysis and hydrogen generation for hydrogen fuel more efficient, using just ambient sunlight. Her more recent work involved making electronic applications more effective through the synthesis of polymers. Additionally, she gives back extensively to her fellow students through mentorship with KAUST scholars and Iradah. Nawar’s drive for building inclusive community spaces on campus led her to co-found the MENA Student Association. She is also the co-president of the Muslim-cultural Students Association.

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NIZAR SAHAL NOOR

King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals

Engineering

Nizar is a senior Industrial and Systems Engineering student at King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM). He was awarded six honorary appreciation certificates for his high academic excellence since he started his college journey. Also, he was nominated to participate in the exchange program by KFUPM as part of student excellence investment efforts to study abroad at the University of Florida in 2019. His passion for continuous learning is evident in his participation in national and international competitions and internship programs. Namely, he had led a team of three to win first place at the P&G CEO Challenge Kingdom-wide. Other achievements include a fully-funded remote scholarship based in the United Kingdom through the Remote Internship Program by Misk Foundation, top 10 in the Project Management Challenge by PMI, and won the Best Student Club Award for his work as Head of the Scientific Committee at the Systems Engineering Club (SEC). He is currently supporting clients by working at McKinsey & Company through their Maqdira Fellowship Program. When he is not pursuing his passion for his major, Nizar enjoys investing his time in student clubs. He rolled out the “Know Your Passion!” initiative to help high school and preparatory year students to explore different majors via the SEC with an outreach of more than 40,000 beneficiaries. As Head of Development of the Jawalah Scouts Club at KFUPM, he digitized several processes and developed new key performance indicators (KPIs) to monitor performance and impact. He also co-founded the Intellectual and Electronic Sports Club to give his fellow students a community to engage in and an outlet for non-academic entertainment.

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NORA NAJI ALDOSSARY

University of California

Engineering

Nora's passion for inventing novel mechanical engineering and material science solutions started very early in her life. Currently, she is studying Material Sciences at UC Berkeley and has undertaken several award-winning research projects in the same realm. For instance, her research work was recognized by NASA during their International Science and Engineering Fair where she won second place for her work, and by ASM Materials Foundation during their National Olympiad for Scientific Creativity, where she won the Most Outstanding Research Award. She's most passionate about researching topics like solar cell applications and solar-powered machines. For example, she is currently working with TeamNano Tech as a material science intern to create solar cells. Academically, she received a College Degree Program Scholarship from Aramco as well as a place in the Misk Fellowship. Outside of her love for innovations in material sciences, Nora is deeply passionate about helping women improve their public speaking skills. Her focus in this space is on women who lack confidence due to being non-native speakers of English. To this end, she coordinated heavily with Toastmasters to set up a chapter specifically for young women; to date, she has helped more than 26 girls and has been lauded by the parents of each for helping their daughters become more confident. She established this club by drawing on her experience as President of the Gavel Toastmasters Club in Aramco. She also enjoys participating in international Model UN conferences, volunteering for the Saudi Arabian Association at Berkeley as Treasurer and PR Officer.

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Nora Suleman Aldohan

Alfaisal University

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Nora is undertaking an MBBS degree in Medicine and Surgery at Alfaisal University. She interned at the United States Embassy in Riyadh as well as King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre. One of her major accomplishments was completing the clinical elective at UKE Hamburg University Hospital as well as the clinical elective and research at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition to her background in the healthcare world, Nora has also polished her multifaceted leadership skills by obtaining a sponsorship for the US-Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI). She was among the first people from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to be nominated for the Global Business Institute (GBI) Entrepreneurship Program at Indiana University. She further showcased this business and leadership acumen when she coordinated community service events as a member of Global Shapers. Nora has also undertaken taekwondo courses and participated in multiple martial art competitions.

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NORAH ABDULLAH ALTURAIQI

Majmaah University

Computer Science/ Technology

While studying for her bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Majmaah University, Norah continued to explore different avenues of technological advancement. For example, she won first place in the National Robotics Olympiad at the city level for two years. Norah achieved this while she participated in several programs, including training on the installation and programming of collision Sumo Robot, which was conducted by a trainer from the Ministry of Education. She is also so passionate about sharing her knowledge with younger students that she has started workshops to train middle school students in programming robots. Her passion for presentation and dialogue is evident, as she had an active role in the National Dialogue Olympiad of the King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue. Furthermore, she was an attendee at the European Cyber Security Online Conference for the Middle East and North Africa. Norah's other major achievement was winning the COVID-19 Startup Challenge, a joint hackathon between the Ministry of Education and Google. She achieved this as a Co-Founder and Chief Communications Officer with Project TRYOUT, which aims to guide athletes and physiotherapists about exercise and nutrition based on VR technology. Norah has always been passionate about sports, she was awarded with the Academic Excellence Award from Al Faleh Sports Company.

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Norah Ali Alsultan

Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University

Business/Management

Norah is pursuing a bachelor’s degree at Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University. Besides receiving the Mawhiba scholarship for three years as well as the UK-based Rashid Al-Rashed Award for Excellence and Creativity, she qualified for three forums in the International Chemistry Olympiad. One of her recent experiences is an internship as a project planner at Bournemouth Borough Council, where she worked on the Lansdowne Development project. Currently, she is coordinating online marketing activities as a content writer at Labayh. Additionally, Norah is semi-fluent in Japanese and introduced a Japanese language program at Ghuras Neighborhood Club. Apart from her professional experience, Norah also volunteers in community engagement programs, most notably volunteering with the cultural exchange program at Abdul Moneim Al-Rashed Humanitarian Foundation’s Arab Society for Culture and Arts.

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NOUF ABDULRAHMAN ALSOGHYAR

Georgia Institute of Technology

Computer Science/ Technology

As an undergraduate student of Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Nouf has always been keen to push her CS skills academically. She has been recognized for her academic excellence as a KAUST Gifted Student, as well as participating in Rewriting the Code High School Bridge Program, and fellow with Misk College Prep. Currently, she is working as both a Venture Partner at Contrary Capital, where she helps connect engineers and product designers with funding and resources, and at Covalent as a Co-Founder, where she designed a full-stack product end-to-end to help virtual teams connect more personally to one another. Her MVP has been featured on Product Hunt and made it to the top 10 products on the homepage immediately after launch. Before these two ventures, she worked in a joint venture with National Geographic and Google on virtual exploration, underwater robotics, and UX tools. When she is not working to support others with her products or with investing, Nouf enjoys pushing to make policymaking a very inclusive and diverse space for everyone. She had worked for 2 years with a startup, based in the Bay Area & backed by YCombinator, which connects refugees and translators together with less than 60 seconds. Recently, she had the honor to represent Saudi Arabia as its Youth Representative at UNESCO’s 11th Youth Forum where she had drafted and submitted recommendations, which were presented at the 40th General Conference to Member States; she was also invited by UNESCO as speaker on the introductory panel.

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NOUF AHMAD ALASLANI

University of Jeddah

Media & Communication

Nouf is undertaking her undergraduate degree in Digital Media at University of Jeddah. Her passion for media took root at the age of 16 when she founded a campaign on change.org, SaudiLifeLine, to petition the government to develop a 24/7 suicide prevention hotline. So far, she has won 95K+ signatures for the petition by popularizing it on Twitter and nationally recognized media platforms, such as SBC Channel. She also undertook other support initiatives. This included initiating the group Recovery, an online youth support group with over 100 participants, and served as the Director of the Incubation Initiative at the Al-Wadad Orphan Care Association. While pursuing her Bachelor’s degree, she was selected to participate in competitive educational programs, such as the Young Learners Development Program at KAUST. She is driven to pass on what she learned in her academics. For example, she gave a lecture at her university’s Digital Media Department on upcoming social media trends. She was one of the first students from public school in Saudi to contribute to international renowned magazines, such as the children’s magazine Frontiers for Young Minds. Moreover, she won first place in the Value My Word speech contest where she discussed endangered fish species, then played a key role in managing the Global Environment Week, a marine conservation awareness event within the local community. Currently, she is the Head content writer at Estarshead.

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NOUF HASSAN ALMALKI

Dar AlHekma College

Law

Nouf currently studies law on a merit-based scholarship at Dar Al-Hekma University. In addition to multiple scholarships, she has earned a number of awards – including, second place at the FIRST LEGO League competition, and the Silver Medal for her Smart Lock invention at the Student Competition in the Ebtikar Exposition. Nouf was honored for her paper, “Educating with Wisdom, not with Power,” which she presented at the fourth Forum of the Department of Foreign and National Education. Outside of school, Nouf represented Ghana in the Social and Economic Commission at the Model United Nations conference in Jeddah. She has also held different roles in sales, recruitment, and event management. She is excited to extend those employment experiences through the leadership training and site visits facilitated by the Qimam Fellowship.

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Nouf Khalid Hammad

Taibah University

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Nouf is currently pursuing her medical degree at Taibah University. Over the past 4 years, Nouf has obtained several awards for outstanding achievements. She Received the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques (King Salman) Award in the gifted category. She won 1st place in the ‘Start-up Weekend’ program by Badir Technology Incubators and assigned as a program Ambassador. She also won first place in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the Ministry of Education Award for Excellence (Distinguished Student Class). She came 3rd place at the Emirates Award for the youth of the Arabian Gulf and 3rd place at the 101 Youth Award. In her free time, Nouf runs her start-up ‘Wahedoon’, a digital app that provides services to autistic children. She has participated in many voluntary activities such as volunteering in the Prophet’s Mosque with over 200 hours as a medic with the Saudi Red Crescent Authority. She is one of the students of Mawhiba Foundation and is part of the Saudi delegation in many educational trips such as trips to America, Britain and the Netherlands.

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Nouf Saleh Alwasidi

Prince Sultan University

Computer Science/Technology

Besides undertaking a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at Prince Sultan University, Nouf participated in the Hajj Hackathon, completed the Immersive Student degree at Misk Academy, and joined the GGC accelerator program. She also won multiple academic honours: a place among the top one percent students in KSA undertaking the advanced STEM curriculum at school; the Tamayouz Excellence Award for participating in Ivy League International’s Innovative Leadership Program; an opportunity to skip the eleventh grade based on advanced academic ability; and a nomination for Best Student of the Year among Gulf Countries by the Ministry of Education. Since an early age, Nouf was interested in business and entrepreneurship. She leveraged her interest to take a business strategy workshop, identify a market need, and establish “GlamNgo” – a beauty start-up for women. Similarly, she used her public speaking and French language skills to win a Toastmasters speech contest and MUN’s Best Delegate award in France. Nouf likes being active and performs dancing and archery at the Saudi Arabian Archery Federation.

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Noura Sultan Almuqati

Shaqra University

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Noura is currently undertaking a Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Shaqra University. During this time, she has been a part of executive teams at multiple associations. For instance, she is leading national and global initiatives as the president of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society Student Chapter . Similarly, she is the president and founder of the College of Pharmacy Club as well as a founding member of Saudis for Peace Association. Recently, she participated in the Misk Future Path program powered by Fullbridge. Moreover, Noura supervised university-level cancer and antibiotics awareness programs as the campaign leader in collaboration with Associations and Volunteer teams.

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Obeid Mohammed Alkethami

King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Obeid is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in medicine at King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. He is also working at the Saudi Celiac Association as Head of the Volunteering Department. As President of the Leen Volunteering Club, he launched Leen’s School, which is the club’s tutoring program for children at the King Abdullah Specialist Hospital, and mobilized volunteers who provide free dentistry services for underprivileged children. He also volunteers with the Arshidni program, providing academic counseling to preparatory-year students. He finished seventh in the National Chemistry Olympiad in Riyadh. Obeid was able to develop project management skills by participating in many conferences and projects. He is passionate about knowledge dissemination and has taken it upon himself to organize a myriad of medical awareness campaigns at his university and in the local community.

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OHOUD ABDULRAHMAN ALRESHIDI

University of Hafr Albatin

Medicinal And Health Sciences

Ohoud is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of Hafr Al Batin, and has received the Certificate of Excellence and first-class honors from her university for her academic record. To broaden her mastery of nursing, she became a certified Basic Life Support (BLS) provider by completing a certification program offered by the Saudi Heart Association. She went on to leverage her skillset to develop an end-to-end nursing treatment plan for a real-world case study as an intern at King Khalid Hospital in Hafr Albatin. Recently, amid the COVID-19 pandemic, she undertook several initiatives to promote public health awareness. For example, she orchestrated a seminar on increasing immunity against COVID. Likewise, she wrote a paper on the challenges and barriers of electronic learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. To facilitate her future career growth in nursing, she participated in several initiatives to develop her leadership and resource management capabilities. Firstly, she completed courses on leadership and management from the Sultan Higher Academy for Training, such as ‘Build the Leadership Personality’ course for leadership development. She went on to utilize this training to volunteer managing five Edhaah branches and open a new branch as the Eastern Region Director at the Edhaah organization. Aside from nursing, she is also passionate about humanitarianism. A testament to this is how she co-founded and ran an initiative, Basma, to distribute presents to illness children.

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Omar Abdulrahman Alhazzaa

University Of Michigan

Computer Science/Technology

Omar, a junior at University of Michigan pursuing a bachelor’s in computer science and engineering, was named a TechLab fellow by the Center for Entrepreneurship. Subsequently, he was sponsored to be part of Mcity, an autonomous vehicle project, where he is working with Trillium Secure on a security solution utilizing machine learning. He also received the United Technologies Cooperation special award and an honorable mention from the Society of Experimental Test Pilots at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Channeling his interest in the intersection of data science and business, he contributed to the business development of a product that reduces healthcare costs by using machine learning and implemented a proof of concept as an intern at Mozn. This summer, he is interning at Arbormoon, where he is developing and deploying the machine learning part of different software applications. Omar is also committed to community service and leads the corporate initiative of the Association of Arab Scientists and Engineers.

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OMAR ADEL ALSUGHAYER

Duke University

Computer Science/ Technology

As a student in the graduate Computer Science program at Duke University, Omar has had a distinguished academic track record. As a result, he secured a place on the Dean’s list and was awarded multiple highly selective scholarships, including the Misk Scholarship. He is also committed to applying his technical expertise to extend the frontiers of computer and software capabilities. Despite being only a student, he has started a research project studying the applications of machine learning in cryptography and cybersecurity. However, his contributions are not limited to the theoretical. His career as a Cybersecurity Specialist at Saudi Aramco is a testament to this, where he is responsible for responding to security incidents and uncovering potential vulnerabilities. Aside from computer science research and development, he also holds a keen interest in developing the next generation of programming talent. This is exemplified by how he co-founded and coached the nation’s first team for the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI), which won the bronze medal. Additionally, he works as a co-lecturer and researcher at Duke University. Outside of computer science, his interests include traveling and history. In one instance, he wrote an article on Saudi Arabian history, which received over three million views and an endorsement from the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Adel Al Jubeir. In another instance, he led a group that successfully crossed the 514km Tokaido route in Japan on bicycles within 23 days.

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Omar Bakr Alammari

King Saud University

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Omar is a student of medicine at King Saud University and is passionate about scientific research in the fields of preventative medicine and health. He was a participant of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 17 competition that was held in Los Angeles, one of the oldest scientific research competitions in the world for undergraduate students in the fields of science and engineering. Omar also won first place in the National Olympiad for Scientific Creativity and received numerous awards in recognition, most notably from King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Al-Maarefa College, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, and King Saud Medical City. Throughout his high school years, Omar cemented his passion for medicine by working at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre as a researcher on cancer stem cells and breast cancer. He has also actively participated in Mawhiba programs.

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Osama Farouk Khogeer

University of Business and Technology

Engineering

Osama is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at the University of Business and Technology with a focus on artificial intelligence, machine learning, and their applications to businesses. He is academically astute, having won the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) gifted students’ scholarship for his scholastic achievements. Osama’s drive for innovation and technology has won him 2nd place in the STEM challenge hosted by KAUST and SABB in 2017. He also established a tech start-up called Virtual ChatBot that aims to provide industries with an easier and more convenient way to reach their customers using machine learning. Among his many interests, Osama is actively involved in improving the environment and was one of the speakers in a nationwide environmental awareness movement held in Jeddah.

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RAED KHALIL ALALI

AlJouf University

Theology

After completing his bachelor’s degree in Islamic Sharia at Al-Jouf University (AJU), Raed returned to pursue a master’s degree in principles of jurisprudence. The recipient of the Model Student award, he also earned second place in the Human Research stream at the Seventh Scientific Conference and first place in the Al Jouf University Quran Competition. Raed has represented the university as a delegate at several international events – including the 13th Scientific Trip for Saudi university students to Japan, and the 4th Gulf University Forum in Bahrain. Raed has founded and is active in different clubs, including the Noor Club on campus, as well as a reading club off campus under the broader Al-Jouf Youth Council. He served as president of the Student Advisory Council at AJU for three years and was a speaker at the International Riyadh Book Fair. Raed has volunteered to serve the Hajj Pilgrims for four consecutive years and was selected to meet with the Governor of Makkah in recognition of his efforts.

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Raed Lafi Alahmdi

Taibah University

Engineering

Raed is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at Taibah University. Previously, he completed internships at Tokai University in Japan, where he worked on solar car designs, solar cells, and electric systems; Hejaz Plastic Factory in Saudi Arabia, where he performed maintenance work on production line machines; and Seraa Group, where he worked with the IT department to establish an internal website for the company. He was also a volunteer event organizer at the MiSK Foundation event ‘Saudi Codes’ in Medina. Raed is passionate about disseminating knowledge to other people and consequently established an educational YouTube channel when he was 14 years old to post educational videos in Arabic. Over the past eight years, he has grown his subscriber base to over 60,000, and his videos have garnered more than 11 million views. This summer, Raed will begin an internship in the mechanical engineering field at the Saudi Railways Organization.

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RAGHAD ABDULLAH AL-HARBI

University of Jeddah

Preparatory Year

Raghad Al Harbi will be starting her Preparatory Year at University of Jeddah, as she recently transferred from King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, where she was studying medicine and where she has completed research on photovoltaic cells efficiency. She was awarded a scholarship from KAUST to research scientifically-engineered fire evacuation routes. Her passion for scientific research was ignited when she participated in the National Olympiad for Scientific Research and Creativity. An active member of her university, Raghad was selected to lead the Public Relations Committee of the 2nd Annual Olympiad. Raghad is equally active in the community. At Al-Nabta for Children, she organized the World Children’s Day initiatives. At Arshidni, she planned and led the “Be Native” campaign, which aimed to improve students’ proficiency with the English language. Raghad also participated in the Ministry of Health’s efforts to raise awareness about mental health. Her love of community service culminated in her founding of Ishraqat Amal, a group dedicated to promoting community service opportunities for young women. She also delivers motivational speeches, including one at TEDxRiyadh in 2017.

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Raghad Ahmad Alghonaim

Imperial College London

Computer Science/Technology

After getting accepted for a master’s program in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence at Imperial College London, Raghad was awarded with the Misk Postgraduate Fellowship and the Elite Scholarship by the Ministry of Education for pursuing her studies in one of the world’s top 20 universities. Even before this accomplishment, she was recognized for her academic ability: she received a First-Class Honor and two consecutive Dean Awards for Academic Excellence at King Saud University. Raghad published her research in the International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications (IJACSA) and applied her data science expertise in the field by facilitating a governmental project at Mozn. To this end, she developed a simulation engine to enhance the company’s decision making. She also revamped business processes by designing user-friendly interfaces, applying machine learning techniques, and building ETL pipelines. Raghad also exhibits an interest in teaching and mentorship. For example, she worked as a teaching assistant at Prince Sultan University, co-founded and coached at “Tamkeen” – a machine learning school, and co-established a peer mentorship program at King Saud University.

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RAGHAD ALI ALTALEB

University of Rochester

Engineering

Raghad is an honor student at the University of Rochester, majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering with minors in Computer Science and Business. In recognition of her scholastic achievements, Raghad won the National Education Excellence Award from Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Education, Mayor's Leadership award, Aramco's iRead competition, in addition to numerous national and international awards. Scoring top 1% in her cohort, she attained the coveted KAUST Gifted Student Program Scholarship (KGSP), as well as the Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission Scholarship. Raghad spent 6 months working with Google as a research intern in the field of Computer Science and Engineering and is currently participating in an internship at McKinsey & Company as a Business Analyst. Combining her passion for technology and business, Raghad worked on several projects applying Business models of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at the University of California, Los Angeles, in which she was awarded the UCLA Technology Leadership Certificate. Whenever possible, she draws on her time working in the non-profit sector in immersive youth development projects in Saudi Arabia. A testament to this is how she established a volunteering organization herself. Inspired by her mother, who earned a master's degree in special education from the US, she undertook the mission to improve special education standards in her community. To promote her cause, she led workshops and delivered speeches across schools in her district.

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RAGHAD MAHMOUD ALJONDI

King Abdulaziz University

Medicinal And Health Sciences

Raghad is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Medical and Health Sciences from King Abdulaziz University with academic excellence. She was awarded the “Star of Medicine College” student award from the University’s department in 2021. While studying for her degree, she thrived for advancing her mission to drive medical innovation by founding and leading a tech start-up aimed towards developing a novel “BD Detector” device. Raghad proactively attended various workshops at her university’s business accelerator program, where she was awarded the first place among her peers. This encouraged her to go further and compete in King Abdulaziz’s university-wide Innovators Competition, where she presented her innovation and was able to achieve second place. That fuelled Raghad to go further and develop her product’s prototype and its technology, and compete in the university’s Scientific competition under the Innovation Track, winning third place. In order to secure funding to enhance her prototype, she enrolled in a fourth competition called “My Innovation” and won second place. Alongside her medical innovation efforts, she constantly thrives to promote public health awareness in her community. Her efforts didn’t go unrecognized, and King Abdulaziz University’s health awareness club (Wateen Project) handpicked her to deliver first aid training courses. All of these accomplishments led her to be chosen as a speaker at the Vision for Promising Generations academic research conference. Raghad believes in the fundamentals and importance of volunteering, and she tries to indulge herself and her time in various volunteering events. Recently, she volunteered with Oxygen Group to source out guest speakers to promote health awareness across her community.

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RAGHAD MOHAMMED ALJADAAN

University College London

Engineering

After a year at Alfaisal University, Raghad transferred to University College London (UCL), where she is completing her mechanical engineering studies on a merit-based scholarship and pursuing a second major in business finance. In high school, she was a Mawhiba student. Raghad has held internships with the Saudi Research Science Institute at KAUST to research the molecular basis of plant stress and at the Harvard Kennedy School on an Evidence for Policy Design project to research ways to reduce unemployment. She served on the UCL Mechanical Engineering Society and participated in the Reach Cambridge Physics program at Cambridge University. Her commitment to society is evident in her involvement in an event that led 200 small business owners into market and her role in a blood drive for a local hospital. In addition, she has given a TEDx talk about independent decision-making and resisting outside influence. Raghad enjoys taking mixed martial arts classes in her free time.

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RAGHAD WALEED NHARI

King Abdulaziz University

Law

Raghad Nhari is a senior at King Abdulaziz University, where she is studying law, and recently received the university’s highest honor – the University Star Award. She currently serves on the Student Advisory Council at KAU, relaying the issues and concerns of the student body to the university’s administration. Raghad represented her university and the Kingdom at the World Youth Forum in Egypt. She engaged with top policymakers, influential figures, and other young leaders determined to be agents of change in their communities. Raghad was also selected to participate on behalf of KAU and the Kingdom in the second Cultural and Scientific Forum in Kuwait. She also participated in the Times Higher Education MENA Education Summit. Passionate about the power of thoughtful debate, Raghad founded the Debate Club at KAU in the hopes of increasing its popularity among her fellow students. She also prepared and delivered debate workshops at Hakaya Misk.

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RAHA SULTAN ABUZNADA

King Saud University

Business/ Management

While pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Marketing at King Saud University (KSU), Raha has also been a recipient of the Digital Marketing Nanodegree Program scholarship offered by the MiSK Academy. She further established her marketing capabilities by attending various workshops offered by Microsoft, Mastercard, G&G, Huawei, and PwC, as well as expanding her interest in international business by completing a Global Diplomacy course from University of London. As the Vice President of her university’s Creativity & Innovation Team at the Marketing Club, Raha encourages marketing skill development among students. She builds on her quadrillingualism to bring a diverse experience to the table, having won several academic accolades in China, Spain, and KSA, including the Best Student Award issued by the Saudi Embassy of Madrid, and an offer from IE Business School. She leverages this cross-cultural communication expertise to acclimate students to different cultures by teaching different languages as a member of the Languages Training Initiative at SPP. She also represented the college of business administration nationally by serving as a President of the Elite Distinguished & Talented Students Club at KSU and have been a member of Mahwiba Gifted and Distinguished Students Program in Primary School. Furthermore, Raha believes in continuous learning, which is apparent from her leadership activities in several entrepreneurial clubs, including marketing, management, investment, accounting, and student partnership programs at the Peking University, China.

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Rahaf Saleh AlMuhanna

Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University

Business/Management

Rahaf is currently in her senior year studying financial and banking administration at Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University. She completed summer internships at the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (for three consecutive years) and volunteered at the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture as a board observer. This is in addition to serving as the finance and procurement committee leader at TEDx IAU. She continuously strives for self-development in the field of finance and has attended many courses related to management. Rahaf’s ambition has granted her the first place within 45 projects in the Fourth Academic Exhibition for Entrepreneurship. One of her most remarkable achievements is establishing a charity initiative that aims to provide for the less fortunate. In her spare time, Rahaf likes to walk, stay up to date with the local and global news, and read and memorize Arabic literature.

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RANYAH YAHYA ALJAMAL

Alyamamah University

Engineering

As an Industrial Engineering student at the Al Yamamah University, Ranyah has an outstanding academic track record, maintaining a perfect GPA at both her high school and university. In recognition of this, she was awarded the Excellence Scholarship for undergraduate studies. Ranyah’s accomplishments are not limited to academics; she is passionate about applying what she learned to create a positive impact on the world. For example, she designed a low-cost, ergonomically friendly, mobile emergency bed with applications in hospital ambulances, which is currently being reviewed to be a registered patent. A key reason for her success is that she proactively sources and leverages self-development opportunities. This is exemplified by her attainment of an English language certification offered by the International Interlink Institute. To further hone her communication skills, she regularly attends public speaking sessions at Toastmasters International, where she has been recognized as the best English speaker. She applied this skill set while running the Industrial Engineering Club at her university, where she organized events and established relationships with professional industrial engineers across the nation. She is also committed to humanitarianism. For example, she volunteered at the Ensan Association, where she educated orphans and orchestrated interactive activities for them. She also enjoys volunteering with the Sanad Charity.

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RAWAN MOUSA ALMARWANI ALJUHANI

Dar AlHekma College

Business/ Management

Rawan Aljuhani is pursuing a bachelor’s in business and management, with a focus on marketing, at Dar Al-Hekma University. An avid public speaker and advocate for youth, Rawan volunteered at a radio station in Jeddah, where she wrote and spoke about topics related to youth rights. At the age of 12, she became the youngest Buzan Licensed Instructor in the world and was invited to conduct workshops on “Mind Mapping” to children and youth at several organizations in Jeddah. Recently, she was awarded first place at the Youth Leadership Community’s social initiative contest, for designing a product called a “Grow Map Kit”. Rawan’s proudest achievement is being the youngest speaker at the National Dialogue. At the age of 15, she spoke on freedom of the media and the impact of media on children to a crowd of thousands. Because of this experience, she was later nominated to deliver a speech on behalf of her generation to King Abdullah on the topic of children’s involvement in the Kingdom.

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REEM MERDAS ALZMAMMI

King Faisal University

Psychology

Reem Alzammami is studying early childhood development at King Faisal University (KFU). A strong believer in volunteerism, she has completed more than 1,500 volunteer hours over nine years with various programs and organizations. She obtained the International License of Volunteer Work and takes particular pride in her work orchestrating numerous relief campaigns to benefit low-income families. At university, Reem founded and led the Clubs’ Carnival to showcase the achievements of student organizations at KFU; the event attracted over 14,500 visitors in its first year and was covered in different media outlets. She also organizes debate competitions on campus to promote critical thinking and communication skills. Reem currently serves on her university’s student council and student budget committee and has been a leader of the Media Club, Tamkeen Club, and the Students' Clubs in Students Affairs Faculty. She received the gold medal from Education Management as the Best Social Entrepreneur in Al-Ahsa. As first place winner in KFU’s Bariz Award for Student Exellence, she was awarded a 2017 Kia Optima, just one day before the royal decree allowing women to drive.

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REEMA ABDULLAH ALDAWSARI

King Saud University

Computer Science/ Technology

As a Computer Science student from King Saud University, Reema continues to foster technological advancement community-wide by establishing the Thinking Minds organization, which aims to enhance the current generation’s knowledge in artificial intelligence and innovation. By proving and sharing her mastery in the scientific and technical field, Reema also secured several prestigious awards: the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Award for Scientific Research given to outstanding researchers in the scientific and innovation fields; a special prize from the Russian Foundation for Science and Technology; a Gold Medal in the ITEX exhibition; and a Gold Medal in Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions. In addition, Reema also won: the nationwide Creativity Olympiad at the Kingdom level; first place in the Seventh Scientific Conference; the Majmaah University Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship; the Arab Youth Council Award for Integrated Development; the Arab World Award for Excellence and Creativity in the field of scientific research and invention; and First place in the educational technology hackathon. Reema continues to expand her technical accolades, which includes an inventor patent from the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology in the field of intelligence and invention.

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Reham Eissa Ajeebi

Jazan University

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Besides pursuing an MBBS degree in Medicine and General Surgery at Jazan University, Reham has proven her healthcare expertise on multiple occasions: she won first place in a project competition during Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital’s summer program; third place in the “ABC to clinical diagnosis” training program; first rank in academic excellence during her second year at the College of Medicine; the 2015 Education Excellence Award competition during its sixth session in the Kingdom; and a gold medal in the Scientific Olympiad for Scientific Research and Innovation. She furthered her medical experience by volunteering in a Hajj health program, completing internships at Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital as well as KAIMRC, and writing a proposal as a research intern. Additionally, she helped 200 students by establishing the College of Medicine’s cultural committee and implementing four programs within four months. Reham strives to develop her skills in other fields, enhance her experience, and capitalize on every opportunity. As an example, she studied robot programming, electronic circuits, documentary photography, and leadership skills at a national forum for talented women at Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University. Reham also has experience as a content writer and works as a freelance writer. She’s also a member of Badar Association for Youth Development and Jazan Youth Council’s media committee.

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Renad Abbas Alorri

King Abdulaziz University

Computer Science/Technology

Renad, currently at King Abdulaziz University, is pursuing her bachelor's degree in Computer Science. She was an active Mawhiba alumna throughout her school years and has participated in several programs and researches. At a young age, she began volunteering for humanitarian and community work, which eventually developed into her passion. Renad started to volunteer with Rewa and Joy of Youth teams, and afterwards decided to form her voluntary team, Ayaar. In numbers, Ayaar has hosted 10 events and contributed to more than +300 volunteering hours. Renad has always been passionate about technology and business since her first year at university. She concentrated on gaining experience and learning skills in her career field by engaging in numerous programs and workshops, in addition to working in part-time jobs to balance her studies as well. For instance, she worked as a programming trainer for young children in Engineering For Kids. Additionally, Renad is currently focusing on developing her start-up.

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Rima Jamil Alhanniny

Dar Al Uloom University

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Rima is studying dentistry at Dar Al Uloom University, having received the HE Shaikh Abdulaziz Bin Ali Al-Tuwajiri Scholarship for outstanding students. Her drive for success resulted in first place in the Scientific Cultural Competition between all dental schools in Riyadh and third place in Challenges in Endodontic Cases competition for treating dental nerves during the Health Professions Conference 2019. She draws on these to pursue her passion for storytelling. For instance, she won first prize in the I Am the Voice of Creativity competition for speech and declamation and participated in MiSK’s summer program for storytelling. She was one of the 11 qualifiers at Raui MiSK finals. In college, Rima is a founding member of Thanaya Club for the College of Dentistry at Dar Al Uloom University as well as the “Al-Rawat” club. After completing the Qimam program, Rima will begin a dental summer training at Dr Sulaiman Al Habib Hospital.

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ROAA EMAD MORYA

King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences

Medicinal And Health Sciences

Roaa is studying for her bachelor’s degree in Medicine from King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences. She has a track record of stellar academic performance, winning the Distinguished Student Award at her university. She has applied her medical expertise to help others as part of several volunteer efforts. This included providing field health services to Hajj guests while participating in the Volunteer Health Program in Hajj. She also delivered primary medical examinations and consultations to remote, underprivileged communities as a volunteer at the Human Health Event of the Ministry of Health. Another one of her greatest strengths has been her team development and leadership capabilities. This was exemplified by how she built and directed a team to launch the Domogh Platform during the global pandemic, which served as an information-sharing platform for medical students nationwide. Her platform gained considerable traction with 6,000 followers on social media and 71K views on YouTube in less than a year. In addition to this, she was the leader for the student academy club at King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health sciences for two years and she was the representative of The Student Advisory Council at College of science and healthcare professions. Also, she led technical teams to orchestrate 100+ workshops for the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties. She holds a deep passion for finding solutions to health issues. For instance, she participated in the Hackathon Corona in Saudi Arabia, where she contributed towards ideating solutions to mitigate the Coronavirus outbreak.

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Ruba MHD Safwan Bazerbachi

Alfaisal University

Computer Science/Technology

After being awarded a merit scholarship, Ruba is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in software engineering at Alfaisal University. A highly accomplished Dean’s List student, Ruba is keen on helping her fellow students succeed in their coursework by providing free calculus and programming sessions through the Engineering Student Association Tutoring Program. In connection with Alfaisal ClickIt Club, Ruba participated in the Hour of Code, an event where participants learn about application development within time constraints. Outside of academia, Ruba is passionate about volunteering, crediting her trip to the Zaatari refugee camp as a life-changing experience. Engaging with refugees helped her appreciate their endurance in the face of adversity and bolstered her determination to help the underprivileged. She is now a member of the Alfaisal Volunteer Club, assisting in organizing charitable events hosted by the university. She also voluntarily participated in a Guinness World Records event for the largest blind taste test as part of a Blind Awareness Campaign.

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RYNAD MUSAAD ALSAIF

Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University

Law

As a student of Law at Prince Mohammad University, Rynad drew on her legal knowledge to conduct research and resolve commercial arbitration cases on a weekly basis as a legal trainer at Yassin & Partners. Moreover, she furthered her legal expertise by volunteering in a research case study led jointly by Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University and Coventry University on issues in comparative tort law. Rynad also believes in empowering other students by leading initiatives to boost their legal skills. An example of this is her participation in designing a summer program for students at Center for Legal Studies and Consulting at King Faisal University to conduct research on various legal issues, such as children’s rights. She also volunteers with Majlis Somou as a Vice President for Regulatory Affairs. Rynad extends her volunteering to work towards nurturing and rehabilitating children through her volunteering at King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, Ithra. Rynad values guidance in her decision-making concerning her professional life, as she receives guidance by being a mentee in a mentorship program, Project1932. When she is not practicing law, Rynad enjoys reading and gardening as hobbies.

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Sahira Jilan Nahari

Batterjee Medical College

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Sahira is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in medicine and surgery at Batterjee Medical College in Jeddah. She spent her formative years studying at Carr Manor Community School in Leeds, UK. In 2012, she achieved the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. In 2016, Sahira volunteered at Tosamaganga Hospital in Iringa, where she learned about the Tanzanian healthcare system and shadowed doctors. She established and now presides over the Volunteer Club at her college, where she coordinates various community service initiatives. Through these, she ignites a passion for volunteering in many others. Sahira also has a leisurely side to her. She was certified in open-water diving by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors in 2015, after which the sea became a soothing escape. Nurtured by greenery, she tends to retreat to her family farm, where she spends time bonding with her horse Zalzala, or exploring the nuances of different cultures, firsthand, through traveling.

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Saja Ali Alqahtani

Ibn Sina National College

Medicinal and Health Sciences

After acquiring the King Abdullah Scholarship, Saja started pursuing an MBBS degree in Medicine and Surgery at Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies. She received an honour from the Pediatrics Department at King Abdulaziz University Hospital, as well as an honour for leading two successive healthcare campaigns. Saja drew on her healthcare knowledge and applied it in the industry at Monsha’at. Here, she furthered the application of health technology by ideating an intracranial pressure (ICP) measuring device at “Mosarea” program in collaboration with the Saudi Ministry of Health. In addition to her medical technology experience, and as a result of her research survey, Saja began to collaborate with Saudi Association of Neurological Surgery on campaigns to raise awareness about the proper action after head trauma. Saja is also a member of the Saudi Red Crescent Authority (SRCA) and helped ensure safety best practices at the Taif Season tourism festival in 2019. She volunteered at Hajj Health’s program and received a certificate of appreciation from the General Directorate of Saudi Civil defence for her volunteering activities.

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Sajjad Mohammed Alhaddad

King Faisal University

Medicinal and Health Sciences

While Sajjad is pursuing an MBBS degree in Medicine and Surgery at King Faisal University, he has also excelled in various leadership, climate change, and youth development programs. For example, he participated in the Saudi Aramco Summer Training Program and the Youth Forum in the Arab Region. As part of the Saudi Young Leaders Exchange Program (SYLEP), he won the best health project pitch by innovating geriatric transport. During this time, he volunteered in multiple community engagement programs in Pittsburgh, USA. Besides undertaking extracurricular initiatives, Sajjad also stands out in the field of medicine. Early on in his academic career, he received the Prince Muhammad Bin Fahd award as well as the Alshaikh Abdulwahab Almousa Scientific Excellence award for 2 years. Similarly, as co-researcher at King Faisal University, he conducted two research projects. First, he assessed physicians’ compliance with DVT prophylaxis guidelines. Second, he wrote a research paper on the protective effect of naringenin against acetaminophen-induced nephrotoxicity in rats. Apart from scientific research, Sajjad is adept at communication. For instance, he came third in a reading, speaking, and writing competition. He also organized “Meshbak” – a CV writing and interview coaching workshop that helped more than fifty medical students.

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Saleem Abdulfattah Aldajani

Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

Engineering

Sponsored by the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Gifted Student Program, Saleem is graduating from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with bachelor’s degrees in physics and chemical-biological engineering and a master’s degree in nuclear science and engineering. He won the MIT Freshman Award for Distinguished Achievement in Academics and Research and was later inducted into the Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Pi Sigma, and Phi Beta Kappa honor societies. He was also President of the MIT Arab Student Organization and a member of the Student Government. Additionally, Saleem interned at SpaceX, CERN, Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Saleem is driven to making economic and social impacts; he won grants for more than $1 million from MIT and KAUST to support his entrepreneurial ventures in Saudi Arabia and relief efforts in Syria. He also volunteered to manage events like the US-Saudi Young Leaders Forum in collaboration with the Saudi General Entertainment Authority under Vision 2030.

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Samaher Saeed Hazzazi

King Abdulaziz University

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Samaher is a student at King Abdulaziz University pursuing a bachelor’s degree in medicine, in which her interest was sparked after attending a biotechnology course at Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth in Malaysia and Brown University’s medical program. She is a Mawhiba gifted student who earned a six-year scholarship; received The Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States Award, where she represented Saudi high school students; and became a top-ten finalist for the Ministry of Education’s Academic Excellence Award. Additionally, she is a Dale-Carnegie-trained leader who is passionate about volunteering; she led a program within the Pediatric Cardiac Centre of Excellence (Falathat) to spread awareness about heart diseases. She also takes part in non-medical events like TEDxKau, Effat University’s electrical engineering courses, and the National Olympiad for Scientific Creativity. Samaher is enthusiastic about public speaking and presented a research workshop in the “Teach Me Medicine” program, and an interactive multiple sclerosis presentation to encourage empathy towards patients.

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Sara Ahmad Assiri

Taif University

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Sara is an intern who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery at Taif University, and she is keen on making knowledge more accessible to others by implementing her skills in digital design. Sara co-founded Great Minds medical students club and created Medical Space Digital Library. She led the Development and Academic Accreditation Committee and organized an undergraduate program at her university. On a professional front, she furthered her healthcare experience by undergoing a training internship at Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital. In 2019 she won first place in the Best Poster Presentation award at the scientific forum in Taif city. Furthermore, she was chosen by her college’s Dean to participate in the Saudi International Medical Education Conference in Riyadh and represented her college of medicine at the tenth Medical Career Day at Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University in Riyadh; and in the fourth Scientific Assembly Meeting of the Saudi Emergency Medicine Society in Jeddah. In addition to her work in the field of medicine, she instituted Sara Assiri, a graphic design start-up, and promoted the business by participating in the 2019 TEDx Shihar exhibition.

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SARA HASSAN ALQAHTANI

King Saud University

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Sara Alqahtani is studying medicine and surgery at King Saud University. Dedicated to medical research, Sara has published her findings in international journals. At KSU, she is co-founder and former president of the Nanotechnology Club and has previously served as the deputy of the Students’ Rights committee of the College of Medicine Student Council. She is the current vice president of the Medical Student Council. Sara received scholarships from the King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity to complete her high school education. Her work on solar cells earned her a spot as a regional finalist at Google’s Science Fair and a scholarship from KACST to attend a training at the Stanford National Nanofabrication Users Facility in the U.S. In addition, Sara earned a bronze medal from the International Exhibition of Inventions Geneva and first place in the eighth Scientific Symposium at KSU last year. Sara is the founder of two startups – SMOTION, a media and production venture, and Renewabler, an organization that promotes research in green technologies.

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Sarah Abdulrahman Alhabeeb

Prince Sultan University

Law

Sarah is undertaking a bachelor’s degree in Law at Prince Sultan University and has received various honours: multiple Dean’s List awards; first place in an impromptu moot court competition that took place in the Royal Courts of Justice; Best Delegate and Best Position Paper awards at RUHMUN; a MiSK scholarship to attend Harvard University’s Summer School Program; and the Student Achievement Award during the Oxford Summer Program. Sarah also became a Sergeant at Arms at Toastmasters International and formulated a business idea on environmental protection, participating at the Amman Regional Summit. To enhance her law and administration experience, she interned at Latham & Watkins. Sarah also spends time on volunteerism, which includes organizing fundraising and volunteering events at Our Mission, Zahra Breast Cancer Association, and Sanad Children’s Cancer Support Association. At Prince Sultan University, she became President of the Student Council as well as Vice President of the Law Club. Her paper titled “Anti-Money Laundering Regulations and their Implementation in Saudi Arabia” was accepted by the Sixth Undergraduate Research Forum.

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Sarah Ali Merzen

Temple University

Business/Management

Sarah is pursuing a bachelor’s in finance with a minor in economics at Temple University through the Saudi Ministry of Education Scholarship. An honors student on the Dean’s List, Sarah became the only Middle Eastern student chosen from a competitive pool to become an Energy Analyst for The Owl Fund, a $500,000 equity investment fund where students are selected based on their modeling and valuation acumen. Sarah has always excelled in academics, receiving the Excellent Educational Attainment Honor in Aseer in 2014 and 2015 for her high school performance. Her love for mathematics earned her second place in the International Mathematical Olympiad in Aseer, and she was selected in the Mawhiba Summer Program for talented students. In addition to academia, Sarah spends her time volunteering at several organizations, including Jumpstart Philadelphia, an education organization providing language literacy to preschool children. She is also the treasurer of the Saudi Students Association at Temple University.

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Sarah Ayed Kanee

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Engineering

Sarah completed her bachelor’s degree in Geology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and is presently undertaking a master’s degree in Environmental Science and Engineering at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). She received multiple accolades throughout her academic and professional career including the KAUST Gifted Student Program (KGSP), the Oberste-Lehn Summer Field award, and first place in “Lab to Film” – a KAUST science communication competition. As a research assistant at UCLA, she reported findings on the Red Sea’s geology as well as the Moon’s chlorine composition. Her research led her to be selected as an intern in the Jacobs Engineering Group at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. There, she developed a geochemical model in collaboration with NASA scientists and published her work after being promoted to a full-time planetary geochemist. During her undergraduate studies, Sarah improved campus engagement by undertaking several leadership roles in the Muslim Student Association (MSA); the Undergraduate Students Association Council (USAC); and the Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences Student Organization (EPSSSO). She currently serves on her Graduate Student Council (GSC) and most recently was selected by DEVELOP to aid in satellite-based flood monitoring at NASA's Ames Research Center.

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SARAH IBRAHIM ALKHAMIS

Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University

Business/ Management

A recipient of the Dublin City University scholarship, Sarah is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in international finance at Princess Nora University. She has worked as an accountant conducting feasibility studies and reviewing financial statements. Sarah has merged her interest in the STEM subjects with her desire to move her community forward. She won third place in the Super STEAM Innovation Challenge at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology for creating a hologram device to help children with autism. She was honored by HH Princess Reema Al Saud for her report on sustainability, market research, and economic research for the General Sports Authority. Her recommendations have been implemented across the board at the government entity. In her free time, Sarah enjoys taking care of animals at the local shelter.

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SARAH ISA ALSAMIN

King Faisal University

Engineering

Sarah Alsamin is a sophomore at King Faisal University majoring in biomedical engineering. Sarah is the recipient of the Mu Alpha Theta Award in mathematics and the ExxonMobil Award for Innovation for four different math formulas which she did extensive research. Following her fourth participation at the National Olympiad for Scientific Creativity, Sarah was invited to the Mawhiba-Oxmedica London Scholars Program where she engaged with leading academics and professionals through a series of themed talks and workshops. Sarah believes that the greatest joy lies in serving others. In 2014, she developed a smart walking stick to support blind and visually-impaired people. In 2016, Sarah and her team wrote a research proposal about transplanting stem cells to treat Alzheimer's patients. During the spring of 2017, she served as a mentor to young girls who were participating in a local robotics competition.

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SARAH WALEED ALBAIZ

Prince Sultan University

Computer Science/ Technology

As an undergraduate in Software Engineering at Prince Sultan University, Sarah has gone above and beyond in expanding her expertise in computer science, including publishing a research paper on blockchain-oriented software engineering and being shortlisted to participate in the AI Artathon out of 2,000 applicants from 50 nations, where she learned to create visuals using AI and support her creative practice as a digital artist. She went on to leverage her technical skillset to drive innovation. For instance, she participated in the Thakaa Center AI Opportunities Hackathon, where her AI-enabled weight management app ranked among the top 10 projects and secured a spot on Thakaa’s business incubation program. She also created a novel gamification project called Tawad to support individuals with depression; for this, she was honored at the STC impactU along with 29 other social enterprises. For the success of this project, she drew on her experience as a Youth Advisory Member, which involved participating in discussions to support youth with mental health issues. Likewise, as part of the CoCreate Fellowship, she created Salem, a social robot meant to facilitate independent living for the elderly. As part of this project, she crowd-sourced data from her local community and wrote sophisticated machine learning algorithms. Outside of computer science, she aspires to be a role model for young girls pursuing STEM careers. At Code for Girls, for instance, she gave talks on the use of AI for art. She has also regularly volunteered with the Arab Red Cross and Red Crescent Organization. She hopes to use her knowledge in engineering to support creative industries, tell more stories and create more art.

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Saud Abdullah Almulihi

Johns Hopkins University

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Even before pursuing a master of public health degree in Health Systems and Policy at John Hopkins University, Saud had received multiple achievements: he received a scholarship from Misk Academy; represented Saudi Arabia at the US’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP); and won the “Tomorrow’s Scientists Distinction” award from King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. Saud’s entrepreneurial mindset enabled him to establish and lead various initiatives to promote healthcare. For instance, he co-founded the Jazl Digital Marketing Agency, the KSAU-HS Social Accountability and Awareness Center, and “Motaked” – a short-film-series program on health awareness. He also undertook an internship at King Abdulaziz Medical City in Riyadh – NGHA. One of his primary contributions to public health was his participation in several humanitarian aid missions across the globe.

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Saud Mohammed Alwatban

King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Besides conducting multiple medical research projects during his MBBS bachelor’s degree in Medicine and General Surgery at KSAU-HS, Saud has been part of a STEM research program at University of Colorado Boulder and the tenth Research Summer School at KAIMRC in the medical genomics department. Moreover, he held leadership roles at the 2019 Health Professions Conference and was the President of College of Science and Health Professions Students’ Club, for which he received an accolade and pushed the club to rank three among all university clubs. Saud also participated in multiple volunteer campaigns. One of the programs was aimed at developing students’ learning skills and is now officially adopted by the Deanship of Student Affairs as one of its main programs. He became a residential assistant for the Mawhiba – Oxmedica International program as well as a supervisor at Mawhiba — KACST research program. In addition, he was chosen to be part of the Kingdom's first delegation participating in the Fourth European Youth Summit. The event was held in conjunction with the Youth with Abilities Conference Superlative in Croatia. Saud is a horse show jumper in the Saudi Jumping League at the Saudi Equestrian Federation and co-founded “Equestrian Moments” – an equestrian media tournament.

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Saud Mubarak Bubshait

Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University

Computer Science/Technology

Saud, currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in information technology at Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, utilizes his technical expertise and passion to drive entrepreneurial activities. As a result, he won the Aramco Entrepreneurship Center (Wa’ed) Certificate of Achievement for Wa’ed Hackathon 2018. Saud’s work experience includes an internship at Careem, where he helped improve processes in the customer-satisfaction department and led several marketing initiatives in the Eastern Province. He plans on launching his own application development start-up later this year. Saud is an active contributor to student life on his college campus. He is the founder and president of the Computing Collaro Club, where he brings together tech enthusiasts to discuss the latest innovations in science and engineering, organizes student workshops, and lectures on a myriad of topics. Saud aspires to become a better version of himself every day and believes that failure is nothing but a stepping stone to greater success.

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Sawsan Nasser AlMarzouk

Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University

Computer Science/Technology

Driven by her passion for innovation and technology, Sawsan chose to pursue a degree in computer science at Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University. Here, she established The Robotic Team, a group that teaches students the principles and everyday applications of robotics. Through this initiative, Sawsan presented several workshops, reaching over 500 students. Her contributions have been recognized by both the university and the MiSK Foundation. Sawsan also participated in several competitions, such as the Hajj Hackathon, in addition to the Innovation Forum, where she won seventh place, and TEDx Imam, where she won first place. Additionally, Sawsan took part in designing the Arabic interfaces for the Eyes on the Earth NASA application for King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, in addition to volunteering to organize the MIT Saudi Hack for Health, the First International Conference on Combating Cybercrime, and the East and West Inspirational festival.

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SHADEN NAIF ALSHAMMARI

University of Hail

Mathematics

Shaden is studying computer science at University of Hail (UH). She is the recipient of a number of awards – including the Two Holy Mosques Prize honoring inventors and the gifted, two gold medals in the European Girls' Mathematical Olympiad in Romania (2016) and Switzerland (2017), a gold medal in the Balkan Mathematical Olympiad 2016 and three bronze medal in the International Mathematical Olympiad in Thailand (2015), Hong Kong (2016), and Brazil (2017). She also earned a special prize from the American Mathematical Society presented at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for her research on the enhancement of RSA security using mathematics. She received first place in the National Olympiad for Scientific Creativity for the same project. Equally committed to the achievement of others, Shaden works as a mathematical olympiad trainer to level-two students who participated in the Mawhiba program and KAUST International Science Competitions training and development program. She also served as a member of the UH Student Advisory Council.

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SHAHAD ABDULRAHMAN ALSUWILEM

Majmaah University

Business/ Management

Shahad attends Majmaah University, where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business management. In recognition of her academic achievements, she has received several awards – including the Ministry of Education Award of Distinction, the Prince Khalid Al-Sudairi Award for Scientific Excellence, and 2nd place in the University Rector’s Award for Quality and Distinction. Shahad is an active force in her community. In addition to interning at the Al-Faisaliah Medical Systems Company, she has volunteered regionally with the Al Nahda Women Association in Riyadh, and locally with the Social Development Committee and the local book fair. She has also traveled to more than ten cities in the Kingdom to present workshops on 3D printing to children. Shahad’s efforts in the community have been recognized with the Prince Mohammed bin Fahd Award for Youth Leaders and the Maajmah University Award for Community Service. A participant in the “Patriotism is Giving” Competition, she was awarded first place across the Riyadh province.

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Shahad Shukri Albakri

Prince Sultan University

Law

While studying Law during her bachelor’s degree at Prince Sultan University, Shahad acquired a place on the Dean’s List. She expanded her legal expertise by training in legal advisory and research at a law firm and becoming the chairperson of the Public Relations committee of the Law Club for Female Students at her university. She got the chance to apply her PR skills once again as a customer representative at Arab National Bank as well as a founding partner and PR officer at Vibes Coffee Station. Shahad also took part in Riyadh Girls Club’s Voluntary Leadership program as well as MiSK’s Leading by Values program, where she won a shield and the “Leader of Values” title. She used her leadership acumen to participate in establishing the Vision 2030 Club at her university. Additionally, Shahad participated in Hult Prize, received accolades from MiSK, won third place in King Khalid Foundation’s hackathon contest, and was selected among one hundred out of 3,000 applicants in Aramco’s Wa’ed hackathon. Currently, she is a member at PSU student council and is engaging in a pleading competition at Saudi Bar Association. Shahad has also established three reading clubs and written law news for TAIF newsletter.

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SHAHLA ABDULLAH ALMALKI

King Saud University

Finance

Shahla is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in actuarial mathematics and finance at King Saud University. In 2016, Shahla was awarded a scholarship from the Misk Foundation, which allowed her to take summer courses at Harvard University. At Harvard, she studied calculus and sustainable product design and innovation. She is also the recipient of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Award for Distinguished Academic Performance, a two-time gold medalist at the National Olympiad for Mathematics, first place finisher at the National Mental Mathematics Competition. In 2013, she finished third in the world at the competition in Hong Kong. Shahla served as a student volunteer at the 2015 Saudi Science and Creativity Convention in Riyadh, where she assisted visitors in building robots and writing code. She attended the KAUST Startup Bootcamp training and is a freelance writer for Al-Watan Newspaper.

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SHAYHANA MUHAMMED ALKHUSHAIL

University of Bisha

Languages and Literature

Shayhana Alkhushail is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in English at the University of Bisha. She represented the university at The Second Meeting of Universities’ Students with the Minister of Education in 2017. After completing a training program for teachers, Shayhana founded a social enterprise aimed at providing English tutoring lessons to young children. Her passion for teaching earned her third place nationally at the Tamayyaz Education Excellence Awards, an achievement she takes great pride in. Despite her academic background in literature, Shayhana has a vested interest in robotics and science competitions. She led a team to victory at the FIRST LEGO National Robotics Olympiad and Bioloid National Robotics Olympiad and earned first place in Bisha in 2014 and 2015). An active volunteer with the Ayyan group in Bisha, Shayhana has been involved in multiple initiatives to help underprivileged families. She also serves on the Charity Committee for Orphans Care and volunteers with the organization’s Arab Orphan Day initiative.

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SHAYKHAH ABDULRAHMAN ALHASSAN

Majmaah University

Languages and Literature

Shaykhah is a student at Majmaah University (MU), where she is pursuing a triple major in education, linguistics, and English. A participant in numerous programs and competitions for gifted students, she has earned several awards – including first place in the University Rector’s Award of Quality and Excellence, the Ibrahim Abdul Mohsen AlSultan Award for Excellence and Scientific Creativity, and third place in the small business competition of the Shawarmer Initiative for Entrepreneurship. In addition, Shaykhah was nominated to participate in the First National Forum for Talented Female Students in the Kingdom. Passionate about community service, Shaykhah helped organize the first Scientific Research Forum for English Departments, volunteered to teach children about major scientific breakthroughs at the Okaz Scientific Market, and served as a member of the Student Advisory Council at MU. She has also delivered training workshops on English writing techniques. Beyond the classroom, she has participated in a variety of business, public speaking, and leadership trainings, and has founded her own startup, Bakies Cookies.

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SHEIKHAH IBRAHIM ALTAMIMI

Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University

Languages And Literature

While studying for her bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from Prince Sattam Bin Abdulaziz University, Sheikhah has always achieved excellent academics: she secured a degree of distinction and a high rank in the Education Excellence Award under the “Distinguished Student” category at the national level. She also attended many translation forums to hone her skills in this field. Her passion for research is reflected in her various achievements, including winning a Gold Medal in a Kingdom-wide scientific research and representing her city in scientific conference led by students. She also leveraged her innovative capabilities to participate in the Saudi Festival for Science and Creativity in a Scientific innovation. Furthermore, Sheikhah took motivation from her Olympiad of "Entrepreneurship” to start her electronic business platform, and utilized her experiences to teach skill development courses. She champions community and social service activities, which is evident from her various volunteer engagements with authorized institutions. Sheikhah was a member and secretary of the Student Advisory Council over two years.

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Shouq Yousef Alsaedi

Effat University

Business/Management

Shouq is pursuing her bachelor’s degree in finance at Effat University, where she is on the Dean’s List and serves as the Vice President of the Student Shura. A Mawhiba alumni, Shouq participated in enrichment programs, one of which is at the Saudi Research Science Institute at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, where she researched fuel cell development. Shouq believes in the importance of continuous learning and growth and has completed several self-development and leadership programs, such as LMI and John Maxwell Team programs and the Arab Excellence Program sponsored by Unilever. She utilized the skills she gained by founding and leading the Qendeel Club, which aims to promote the joy of acquiring knowledge. She also worked at the YLC Academy, developing and implementing youth leadership programs. Compelled by her interest in business and the goal of inspiring youth, Shouq worked on A Story Might Ignite a Dream, a book comprised of interviews she conducted with successful businesspeople.

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SHUKRYA YAAQUB KENKAR

King Saud University

Medicinal And Health Sciences

As a graduate majoring in Optometry doctor at King Saud University, Shukrya has a history of academic excellence, being offered a scholarship for acing the UK-based summer training program at Aston University’s Optometry Department. She was also recognized as an "Ideal Student" by the Optometry Department at her university and represents the student advisory council at the College of Applied Medical Sciences. Shukrya participated in the Leadership by Values program and represented Riyadh’s youth in the "Youth of Tomorrow" caravan. A key reason for her success is how she proactively sources and capitalizes on opportunities to build her medical expertise. For example, she interned at the optometry departments of leading regional medical centers, including the King Fahad Medical City, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, and King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital. She went on to apply her medical knowledge to drive innovation, by inventing ‘Smart Pharmacy’ the group innovation that facilitates patients’ medication compliance. She is also passionate about empowering other students and children. This is evidenced by the educational videos she published on the Virtual Medical Academy platform and her work heading the Wish kids volunteer team. In her spare time, she volunteers in humanitarian initiatives, leading a team to deliver first aid at the Grand Mosque in Mecca. During this time, to ease interactions with foreign patients, she learned to relay simple instructions in other languages, including French and Hindi. She also enjoys stargazing and is the leader of the Falak in Arabic Platform of the Saudi Forum for Space Science and Research. She was the first place winner in the 11th scientific symposiums (diction section) at her university.

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SOHAIB EMAD MORYA

King Abdulaziz University

Engineering

Sohaib Morya is a senior at King Abdulaziz University, where he is majoring in mechanical engineering. Active on campus, he leads the media committee at the university’s Center of Talent and Creativity and presides over the liaison committee of the Mechanical Engineering Society, where he works on student engagement. Additionally, he served as media team leader for the organization’s 2016 Engineering Day. In recognition of his extracurricular and academic efforts, he was recently named Star of Engineering Faculty. Sohaib is passionate about invention. The recipient of the bronze medal at the 2017 International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva, he has received a number of awards, including: an award from the Malaysian Association of Research Scientists for his invention at Geneva, the King Abdulaziz University Role Model medal, a gold medal in the “Ibtikari” competition, and special recognition from HRH Prince Khalid Al-Faisal the Governor of Makkah. He was also nominated by KAU president for the King Salman Prize for the Talented and the Inventors.

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SOUNDOUSS ABDULELAH ABOUSSEKHRA

Alfaisal University

Engineering

Soundouss is a Dean’s List, scholarship recipient studying architectural engineering at Alfaisal University. She received the Husameldin Al-Hariri Award for Academic Excellence. She has had several internships, including working as a field intern at the MIT & AlSudairy Cultural Center and as an architectural design intern at the Imar Urban Consultants firm. Soundouss loves to share her knowledge with young minds. She has worked as an instructor at Engineering for Kids, a summer program designed to teach children about engineering, and at Saudi Coders, a workshop to teach children the basics of coding using Micro:bit. Her love of art and commitment to her own creativity is reflected in her graphic design work for the Engineering Student Association and Social & Development Committee. Soundouss helped organize the Dar Al-Uloom Initiative Architectural Conference and led the organization of the Royal Institute of British Architects Poster Exhibition - her proudest accomplishment.

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SUHAYB HUSSAM ALDEEN ALSAWADI

Northern Borders University

Engineering

Suhayb is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at Northern Borders University. In his freshman year, he was honored for ranking first in his cohort. A believer in the power of knowledge and networks, Suhayb founded the Engineering Student Association at his university and created an unofficial NBU Students Twitter account to help disseminate information to all students. He has translated educational videos from English to Arabic and posted them to YouTube. He has also written explanations of design and editing programs and published them online. A volunteer with “The Designers Meeting” organization, Suhayb completed a technical skills training for engineering students led by the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY). He participated in the Schneider Electric Global Case Challenge “Go Green in the City 2018.” Particularly interested in public relations, Suhayb worked at Enab Media before launching a startup, Katateeb. He currently serves as its CEO. He is keen to use his learnings as a Qimam Fellow to publicize and advance social causes.

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Sulaiman Saleh Alsaif

Imperial College London

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Sulaiman is pursuing his master’s degree at Imperial College London after landing a scholarship from the MOE Elite Scholarship Program. Earlier, he graduated magna cum laude from the University of Indianapolis with a bachelor’s in respiratory therapy. He is now majoring in cardiorespiratory healthcare and, for his master’s project, collaborating with the Sleep Apnoea Trust Association and the University of Oxford to empower patients by building linkages to patient support organizations. As a presidential ambassador, he worked closely with the university's president and represented theUniversity of Indianapolis at various formal events. He also participated in several extracurricular activities while maintaining academic excellence. This sparked his interest in transformational leadership, patient empowerment, and community volunteering initiatives. Sulaiman is also currently a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma and a Registered Respiratory Therapist. He has trained in leadership and Advanced Cardiac Life Support and co-founded the Saudi Student Respiratory Care Organization, in which he serves as Program of Development Director.

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SULTAN ALNASHMI ALQASIM

King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences

Medicinal and Health Sciences

While pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Medical and Health Sciences at King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Sultan achieved a GPA of 4.9 out of 5. In recognition of his academic feats, he attained multiple awards, including recognition from the Riyadh Education Director and certificates of appreciation from the East Riyadh Education Office. However, his passions are not limited to academics and medicine. He is also deeply committed to facilitating the next generation of youth in completing their education. A testament to this is how he has guided 8 million students by tutoring them and creating educational YouTube videos as part of the eLibrary project. To position himself to effectively aid these students, he undertook the initiative to complete several certifications in English writing, teaching, and presentation. He has recently begun to leverage this skillset to deliver resume writing services to unemployed graduates. Based on his extensive history of student engagement and education, he was asked by Noon Academy to support the student-oriented development of their educational platform. His humanitarian work extends beyond the education space. One of his proudest achievements has been participating in the establishment of a successful blood donation campaign for a military hospital on Saudi Arabia’s southern border.

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Sultan Salem Alaboodi

King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals

Engineering

Sultan is studying industrial engineering at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM). He has long been interested in science and engineering, his self-motivation and dedication earning him the Award of Scientific Excellence in physics twice at university and the Prize for Excellence in Science and Leadership in high school. In his free time, Sultan is active in several organizations, including being a member of the Student Advisory Council at King Fahad University, a co-founder of Riyali Club, and the President of Operations & Logistics. He has varied interests and has taken on many leadership roles, most recently as Sales Manager at Qossor, where he was tasked with analyzing data and building the sales team. He is also passionate about volunteering, completing the Raed program for volunteering management, as well as writing, having won the Award for Excellence in Writing from KFUPM.

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SUMEAU KHALID ALKHUDAIR

Alfaisal University

Biomedical and Life Sciences

As a scholarship student in biomedical sciences at Alfaisal University (AU), Sumeau has researched perovskite solar cells in the nanotechnology department at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology. A member of the Science Student Association at AU, she also serves as an academic tutor in various science courses. Sumeau is deeply committed to social justice causes. She has participated in King Saud’s Amaan Youth program to help children dealing with child abuse and volunteered with the Sawa’ed Atheeb organization to fundraise for the visually-impaired and the impoverished. Her startup, SAGA, hosts hair-donation drives to educate people about cancer and donate human hair wigs to cancer survivors. Her first campaign received 80 donations, but now surpasses 700 donations per event. In her free time, Sumeau enjoys writing, filmmaking, and playing tennis.

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Talah Saleh Alfaqeeh

King Abdulaziz University

Business/Management

While pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Business Management at King Abdulaziz University, Talah received KAU Excellence Certificates in two consecutive semesters. Soon after, she acquired a MiSK Foundation sponsorship to enroll in the Udacity Connect Saudi Arabia program. In addition, she completed Udacity’s Digital Marketing Nanodegree as well as Harvard Business School Online’s Entrepreneurship Essentials course. She managed marketing operations as a brand ambassador intern at Juleb Pharmacy as well as a digital marketing and community Lead at Blossom Accelerator. Besides her marketing roles, she is an active volunteer and has organized the Jeddah International Book Fair as well as created an environmental protection campaign called KishKish. Her work is also focused on youth empowerment, as she started a podcast on Saudi youth empowerment and proposed solutions to youth issues at the Youth Time International Movement. Additionally, Talah received hospital training at Gap Medics, and acted as a member of the Saudi Motorsport Marshal Club at Saudi Automobile & Motorcycle Federation.

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WALEED KHALID SEDDIQ

King Saud University

Medicinal and Health Sciences

Waleed is studying clinical laboratory science at King Saud University. He has conducted more than six scientific research projects at different international universities and institutes, including the Nanotechnology Center at King Abdulaziz University, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, and KACST. Waleed’s work includes researching cancer and genes and innovating new methods to optimize the medical and chemical properties of nanoparticles. His efforts have earned him various recognitions and awards – including the SABIC Prize for Chemistry and Research in Skin Cancer, second place in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, Best Researcher for Ccientific Distinction at the Saudi Festival of Science and Innovation, and top student for scientific excellence across the Madinah region. Waleed has volunteered for different causes, including promoting health, fitness, and well-being, and organizing and delivering workshops. Waleed worked at Oxford University with Mawhiba to deliver training to students during their time in the Oxmedica program. A member of the Saudi Association of Public Health, he has attended over 150 hours of leadership trainings from Wiley, King Salman Institute for Business Leadership, and Benaa Group.

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Yara Abdullah Alnutaifi

Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University

Computer Science/Technology

Yara is majoring in data analytics with Dublin City University at Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University and simultaneously an apprentice at Elm Company. Yara strongly believes in empowering youth by harnessing the power of tech, data, and social media; she recently obtained a scholarship from the MiSK Foundation to pursue a Data Analyst Nanodegree with Udacity and also volunteered at Tarjimly, a solution that supports refugees requiring real-time translation. Furthermore, Yara participated in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Hacking Medicine in 2018 as a mentor for the data science track and attended Dell EMC Academic, Data Science, and Big Data Analytics training. She has also been nominated for the Google Women Techmakers community and was a motivational speaker at Youth Leadership Forum. As college representative in the Students’ Advisory Council, Yara aimed to improve the university experience for her fellow classmates, especially drawing on her social media presence.

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Yazeed Mohammed Almutairi

Majmaah University

Business/Management

Yazeed is currently studying business management at Majmaah University, where he has taken several courses within the social sector. These courses have added further fuel to Yazeed’s passion for volunteering, which has always been very close to his heart. He has actively volunteered across different causes and has been recognized for his participation in the Volunteer Power Program in Al-Baha, most notably, ranking first in the Sofra’a Al Wasatiya 2 competition. Additionally, Yazeed is currently leading the Volunteer Club at his university. Last year, he was rewarded by the Prince of Riyadh, HRH Faisal bin Bandar Al Saud for achieving second place in Majmaah University’s competition for serving the community; he is optimistic about securing first place this year. Outside his academic and volunteering activities, he founded his own telecom trading company. Yazeed is a strong believer in the power of positivity and in teamwork to plan for the future and take his venture to the next level.

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YOUMNA MOHAMED ALNASRALLAH

University of Massachusetts

Computer Science/ Technology

From a very young age, Youmna has strived to push the boundaries of her comfort zone. Scholastically, this meant going above and beyond her computational research study and academic responsibilities in high school. As a result of her hard work and passion for making positive change, she competed in the National Olympiad for Scientific Creativity for six years in a row and presented novel research projects each time, winning honors from the Yale Science and Engineering Association as well as Exxon Mobil for her computational research. Youmna is fascinated by all that Computer Science can help achieve, having made strides in the work of environmental engineering and cybersecurity through her work. Her exploration throughout the years led her to pursue a Computer Science degree at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst while also pursuing a Business Studies minor. Driven to succeed both academically and scholastically, she's also a recipient of the KAUST Gifted Student Program Scholarship. Her desire for growth, novelty, and continuous learning is not limited to the technical sciences; after moving to the United States, she worked hard to build ties with her peers as a Co-President of the Muslim Students Association of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, while volunteering in different places, and through her coursework at Oxford University and the University of Texas at Austin.

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ZAID RIAD IDRIS

Alyamamah University

Law

Zaid has several academic achievements as a Law student at Al Yamamah University, including having won six highly competitive scholarships. He is an active part of the student activities life, working currently as the President of the Debate Club at YU, the President of Education at the US Embassy’s Public Speaking Club, the Vice President of the Media Club at YU, and the Head of Academic Affairs and Alumni at AlMutaqadimah Schools Company. His passion for entrepreneurship has led Zaid to build his mastery in several subjects: from making card games that are sold all around the kingdom by big retailers, to transforming the education scene with his innovative start-up. Zaid has deftly brought his skills together to found several successful ventures, including the following: Minthar Lens LLC, a tech and production firm that has won countless prizes for being customer-centric as well as millions of impressions on social media for its productions; Haitham, an innovative e-Learning start-up that won the 1st place award at the Monsha’at College Start-Ups camp, 1st place award at the SEU e-Learning Hackathon, and was featured in interviews at Saudi TV, Al Ekhbariya TV, SBC and Dubai TV. There is also ‘Matteh’, a digital platform that links wholesalers to retailers effortlessly; as well as several professional collaborations for which his skillset is sought after. When he's not working full-time on his ventures or undertaking his studies, Zaid enjoys pushing the depths of his communication skills through his creative writing work at Thamanyah, where his articles and video content has thousands of readers and viewers and has won numerous prizes.

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ZIYAD AHMED ABDULMATIN

Umm Alqura University

Media & Communication

Ziyad is completing his bachelor’s degree in Radio and Television from Umm Al-Qura University, where he holds a distinguished academic record and has won several academic awards, including the title of College Role Model at his university. He also won the distinction degree in the nationwide Education Excellence Award and the first rank nationally in the Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Academic Performance. He won the gold medal at the Salon International des Inventions de Genève 2021 and won first place at his university's 10th scientific meeting for submitting a project in the Innovation category. As someone who is deeply passionate about entrepreneurship, he is also the President of the Student Creativity and Entrepreneurship Club at his university. To broaden his understanding of media and communications, he proactively finished supplemental training courses on TV and radio presentation, broadcasting, reporting, marketing, and podcast development. To apply this theoretical knowledge practically, he founded and hosted “Astrolabe” Podcast, the first Saudi and Arabic podcast aiming to guide school students on selecting university majors. Aside from media, he is committed to facilitating communication with deaf individuals, being inspired by his school friends who have hearing impairments. In service of this mission, he developed a glove that translates sign language into audio and has a patent pending.

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