Monday, January 25, 2010

Heroes Make Me Happy, Vol. II

Iqbal al Assad makes me happy:

Lebanese teenager Iqbal al Assad is, at 16, poised to become the youngest Arab doctor, after she was accepted to study at Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar.

“It is extremely impressive to have her in class, a student so young and at the same time so mature and capable in handling a very challenging curriculum,” said Prof Marco Ameduri, a Weill Cornell physics professor who taught Iqbal in two premed courses in 2008.

Commenting on her success, al-Assad said "“I’m an example: I’m a woman, but still I made it. If you have the motivation and you have the abilities, no one’s going to stop you, whether you’re a woman or a man.”

1 comment:

  1. The fact that it's a girl, in a Muslim country, makes it especially kewl.


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