“EPPS gives you the ability to realize your potential and achieve your goals.”
Hometown: Cairo, Egypt and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Major: International Political Economy
Expected Graduated: May 2013
UT Dallas Achievements & Activities
- International Political Economy Student Association - President
- The Mercury (student newspaper) - Director of Sales & Promotions
- Student Ambassadors
Deciding on International Political Economy
When I started at UT Dallas, I was undeclared for my first year and decided to take a few classes in different majors that seemed interesting. One of the classes was Global Politics, taught by Dr. Clint Peinhardt. I loved learning about the world, I enjoyed Dr. Peinhardt’s teaching method, and I loved that international political economy (IPE) was such a tight-knit major. Plus, I loved the flexibility of the major and the fact that students take classes in so many different topics such as politics, economics, and culture.
My EPPS Success
My professors, my academic advisors, my Comet pride and the International Political Economy Student Association have all contributed to my success in EPPS.
What I love most about being in EPPS is the environment of being an IPE student. IPE students at UT Dallas are just so motivated, each with their own goals and drives. In addition, our professors are dedicated to sharing their time with us so that we can grow and learn from their experiences. The entire environment is so warm and family like. It’s comfortable, but at the same time, always challenging me to be a better student and better global citizen.
Plans for the Future
My plans for the future are to obtain a career in international education, diplomacy, or business.
Advice to Prospective EPPS Students
EPPS gives you the ability to realize your potential and achieve your goals.
My other interests include listening to The Beatles, running, volunteering with youth, blogging about international pop culture, and watching Hindi movies.