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Global Studies major, Fatimah Mozawalla to be Honored at the Phi Beta Kappa Book Award Luncheon

The Global Studies & Geography department is proud to announce that Global Studies major, Fatimah Mozawalla, will receive a book award at Phi Beta Kappa’s Fall Book Award Luncheon on November 16. Founded by five students at the College of William and Mary in 1776 during the Revolutionary War, it is the nation’s oldest honor society. Every fall they host the luncheon to recognize students who have achieved a 4.0 GPA while pursuing a broad range of liberal arts/sciences classes.

Fatimah is a second year student at Hofstra with junior standing and is in the 4+4 BA/BS MD program. She is majoring in Pre-Health with a concentration in Global Studies and a minor in Biochemistry. In addition to pursuing her degree, the seventeen year old is also active on campus. She is Vice President of the Hofstra Muslim Students Association, a Center for Civic Engagement fellow, part of the pre-medical fraternity, Phi Delta Epsilon and the pre-health scholars, runs for Hofstra’s Division 1 Women’s Cross Country team and participates in Habitat for Humanity. She is also a visiting scholar at Northwell Health (formerly North Shore LIJ) and conducts cardiac clinical research

In her words: “I love to travel and experiencing the different way of life in other countries has instilled in me a desire to become a physician and improve health care in impoverished nations around the world. This is why I chose to major in Global Studies/ Geography. The professors in the department are fantastic and have helped me to become active in issues affecting the world. I have been able to speak at numerous panels regarding the Syrian Refugee Crisis and Islamophobia, especially in relation to this election cycle. Studying global studies/geography has helped me understand and celebrate diversity in the community and around the world.”

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