Nour is a first-year student in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. Born in Beirut, Lebanon, she immigrated to Dearborn, Michigan at the age five. Passionate about providing medical access to impoverished areas, she intends to transfer to the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health to pursue a degree in Community and Global Public Health. As a participant in UROP, she is part of a research team studying the effects of cognitive, motor and demographic factors on the progression of Parkinson’s disease. Firmly committed to her community and issues of social justice, she is actively involved in the Arab American professional development initiative, serves as the Director of Finance for PILOT, and assists in the organization of the Big Ihtifal-UM’s Arab American graduation celebration.
Nour shares her thoughts in the Celebrations podcast with Dr. Samer Ali and Omar Hashwi. Together they explore how Arab students organized their own graduation ceremonies, and in the process, wrestled with ideas of what it means to be “counted” and identified and recognized as a community.