Mohamed is a rising Junior at Middlebury College, majoring in Economics. Mohamed was born and raised along the banks of the Nile in Cairo, Egypt, and continued onto high school in British Columbia, Canada.
During this time in BC, in the midst of a diverse academic community nestled the mountains of Vancouver Island, Mohamed began to sense the existence of a gap between the new ideals he was encountering in North America, and the realities of his home country, Egypt. He has since developed a strong interest to explore revelant, immediate, and executable approaches to many of these ideals that can be adapted to and applied in Egypt, in fields including sustainability and contribution to public goods.
Since coming to Middlebury, he has been involved with Arabesque, Student Government Association, and the Residential Life team. More recently, he has been volunteering as an Arabic teacher in the local community. Mohamed is also currently contributing to a project in Egypt that aims at strengthening ties between different NGOs in a way that allows for more meaningful collaboration, as well as another project that aims at bridging the gap between volunteers and NGOs looking for motivated young individuals.
Mohamed spent his time this past summer between three major programs: DPMI, a DC program centered around international development skills; Ambassador Corps, a program that sent him to Cuba to investigate social entrepreneurship on the island; and MiddCORE, a collaboration and innovation program on Lake Tahoe.