Name: Amel Hussain Alawami
Where are you from? Saudi Arabia
Where do you currently live (neighborhood/town)? Needham, MA
Where did you complete your undergraduate degree and what is your degree in? I finished medical school from King Faisal University in Saudi Arabia
Are you studying full time or part time? Part-time MPA
Do you have work experience? If so, where/what: I am a practicing Pediatrician ( graduated from Baylor College of Medicine Pediatric residency program) I am now a fellow at Tufts medical center in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
What is your ultimate career goal? To go back to Saudi and establish quality services to children with disabilities.
What has been your favorite part of your graduate experience at Suffolk so far? The accelerated speed of knowledge acquisition (especially that I am learning things outside my medical scope), meeting great students with rich experiences and knowledge
What advice would you give to incoming SBS grad students? Enjoy learning, it is a gift that we get more excited when we unwrap each layer of the gift wrap.
Share a fun fact about yourself: I love gardening, I built multiple raised beds and ate vegetables and fruits all last summer. ( which is something that I would not be able to do back in Saudi)