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Asma Shuaibi

Chicago, Illinois
Asma Shuaibi


Biomedical Engineering – May 2020 

Short-Term Goals

I am currently working to pursue my Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering and my Masters in Chemical Engineering as an undergraduate at Illinois Tech. I plan to continue my academic research in cell and tissue engineering, and gain experience of the field through internship opportunities so that I can develop my understanding of the biomedical engineering industry. Academic success is not the only thing I hope to take out of my experience at Illinois Tech. I drive to contribute and give back to society through other aspects and organizations of the university. For instance, I hope to continue my involvement with organizations such as UNICEF, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), and Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). I strive to help these organizations grow on campus, in an effort to inspire students. By partaking in these organizations, I am excited to learn and develop stronger leadership skills. Furthermore, I want to give back to my community and work to motivate young students to pursue their dream careers.

Long-Term Goals

After graduation, I strive to be a renowned engineer in the biomedical industry. I have a strong admiration for the intersection of engineering and medicine and one day hope to work in a setting that fuses my interests. My goal is to set an example to others by paving the way for innovation across the medical devices industry. In terms of my personal life, I aspire to continue to contribute to humanitarian efforts and be involved in larger scale community organizations. I want to continue my involvement in the organizations that I partook in college, and work to empower the underrepresented women in the STEM industry. In particular, I strive to use the engineering tactics I learned to innovate new technology for developing countries. Building upon activities that I am currently involved in, such as being a teacher to young students, I seek to create enriching programs and activities that will allow young children to express their creativity, and learn foundational skills that they could use in their lives. I want to be the role model I wish I had growing up; someone that can motivate the youth, especially those rooting from minority groups, in the pursuit of their high ambitions.

Leadership Experience

Events Coordinator-Students for Justice in Palestine: 2017-current
Education Chair- UNICEF: 2017-current
Events Coordinator- Society of Women Engineers: 2018- current