Born and raised in Dearborn, Michigan, Nesreen Shukr is a Lebanese American freshman student at Harvard College, Class of 2023. While she intends to concentrate in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology, she plans on exploring other educational interests in further depth, including anthropology, environmental science, and global health. Nesreen is currently an active member of the Harvard Undergraduate Global Health Forum (HUGHF) as well as the medical service Volunteer Trip Coordinator of the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) at Harvard. Earlier this year, Nesreen was one of the leading FIMRC members who participated in Project Alajuelita, a week-long service trip intended to provide aid to the Alajuelita region’s developing medical facilities in Costa Rica. Nesreen hopes to continue her work with global health through prospective service projects and medical school.
In addition to these commitments, Nesreen values identity-based organizations and is an active member of Harvard’s Society of Arab Students (SAS) and the Harvard Islamic Society (HIS), in which she is currently the Director of Islamic Learning. As a first generation Arab American who seeks to learn more about the diversity of Arab culture, Nesreen is very excited to be a board member of the 2020 Arab Conference as the organizer of many of the culture-based panels and events that will take place this year.