I am a Palestinian American born in Jordan. I am a dual citizen of America and Jordan, and I am currently working on receiving citizenship to Brazil as well. I am the child and grandchild of Palestinian refugees. Everyday, I study for hours on end to reach my goal of becoming a neurosurgeon. My parents have worked way too hard to get me to where I am now, so I am working even harder to keep them proud. I believe in bananas, specifically performing surgery on them. I believe in freedom. I believe in expressing yourself in the way that suits you the best. I believe that in order to achieve the dream, you must live the dream. I believe in saving lives. I believe I am a mess in the best way possible, and I believe that the universe believes in me.