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My full name is Hazel Sharhan and I work as a Medical Scribe for CityMd. Prior to this I was an Assistant Teacher at LSS, a school oriented around students with ASD for 1 year, and I have also been an Assistant Teacher at ERCDC, a special education pre-school and child development program, for 3 years. I have also had the wonderful experience of interning at The Door, an alternative youth development center for adolescents and young adults once in 2018 and again in 2019 and since then I found myself volunteering there every now and again for the last few years. I am proud to admit that I graduated with an Associates in Psychology Honors Degree and am continuing to pursue my B.S in Psychology at The City College of New York. In my free time I enjoy painting with ink, walking dogs, spending time with my partner, rollerblading, scooter riding, bike riding, meeting new people and lending a helping hand where and when I am able. I am passionate about understanding our young minds of today, and giving them the appropriate tools to excel in their future endeavors. I graduated from BMCC with a 3.9 GPA average and currently attend The City College of New York with a cumulative GPA of 3.9 as well, because I always leave room for improvement! I am currently self-supporting as I left home 6 years ago and was homeless for 3 years because I chose to pursue a career and an education, opposing my family's desire and plan for me to be in an arranged marriage. I fully intend to pursue medical school and become a psychiatrist for children and adolescence one day.

Education

CUNY City College

Bachelor's degree program
2022 - 2023
  • Majors:
    • Psychology, General

CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College

Associate's degree program
2018 - 2021
  • Majors:
    • Psychology, General

Miscellaneous

  • Desired degree level:

    Doctoral degree program (PhD, MD, JD, etc.)

  • Graduate schools of interest:

  • Transfer schools of interest:

  • Majors of interest:

  • Planning to go to medical school
  • Career

    • Dream career field:

      Medicine

    • Dream career goals:

      Psychiatrist for Children and Adolescence

    • Youth Council Leader

      The Door
      2018 – 20191 year
    • Medical Scribe

      ScribeAmerica
      2022 – 2022
    • Teacher Assistant

      ERCDC
      2018 – 20213 years
    • Assistant Teacher

      LearningSpring School
      2021 – 20221 year
    • Medical Scribe

      CityMD
      2022 – Present2 years
    • Customer Service Agent

      JFK Hallmark Aviation Services
      2017 – 20181 year

    Public services

    • Volunteering

      New York Cares — Volunteer
      2021 – 2021
    • Volunteering

      The Door - A center for Alternatives — Youth council member
      2018 – 2019

    Future Interests

    Advocacy

    Volunteering

    Philanthropy

    Entrepreneurship

    Sloane Stephens Doc & Glo Scholarship
    A quality about myself that I admire most is my determination. As a kid, technology was introduced to me at the same time it was introduced to the world. My earliest interactions with the internet were of me learning how to use a search engine to search up "fun facts." Then I would sit back and let the wheels of the worldwide web spin until it poured out endless facts and myths. Most nights I would secretly fall asleep reading them. As a teenager, I used to watch my little sister come home from school and have her fill my ears with what her day-to-day experiences were composed of. I truly enjoyed feeling like I interacted with the world through her. She would spill about her classes and I would stop and ask her questions wherever my interest took flight. One day she spoke of her Forensic Psychology class and she may not have known at that moment but she lit a spark in me. I wanted her to tell me so much more about that class but felt that the itch would never be scratched until I saw it for myself. Little did I know, my education would be withheld from me and deemed "something my husband would have to agree to." I was not married and did not plan on it, but my parents had other plans. Eventually, I fled from home to avoid an arranged marriage at the age of 18 and within two weeks of running away, I enrolled myself in a GED program. Within a month I was being tested for my diploma. Within two months, I graduated from the fast track with my High School Equivalency Diploma. Within a year I landed in a longer-term transitional housing shelter and began a full-time job at the airport. Within another year, I began working as a preschool assistant teacher and enrolled in college in the Fall of 2018. Every month after that, I somehow ended up on this thing called the "Dean's List." It was not until a peer of mine told me that it meant I was doing something right. Two and a half years later I graduated in the Spring of 2021 in front of a computer screen as my name rolled down the screen. It was not until my name rolled down the screen with a star beside it, did I realize I was graduating with Honors. At the time, I worked as a special needs assistant teacher for 2.5 years. I began to recognize my passion for young minds during that same time. I continue to pursue my B.S degree in Psychology at The City College of New York, with a cumulative GPA of 4.000. I am still trying to scratch that itch for knowledge and am proud to admit that my daily school life is filled with the "fun facts" I searched for as a child. I am proud of my younger self for persevering through pain, abuse, fear, and homelessness. And my younger self would be proud of me too. Although I do not have anyone to come home and show my achievements to, I have future me to walk up to as she will one day put a white coat over my shoulders and tell me that I too can be an agent of change for young struggling minds. Throughout my life, my determination has shown how my determination and "stubbornness" can indeed be an asset to my resilience. In this case, I am determined to chase my dreams and fulfill that itch for knowledge.