Asmaa, only the second Scholar to ever come from Eman Schools, will major in biochemistry. She is already steeped deeply in the science community, having represented her school and state at a number of competitions, including INTEL ISEF. Outside of school, she is involved with assorted volunteer organizations, including not only well-known groups such as United Way but also several initiatives that she founded herself. She strives to push herself and live her life according to advice given by her father “look up at people, not down.” She is also inspired by the words of activist and Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, who advises to “raise my voice—not so I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard.” Asmaa dreams of one day traveling to New Zealand, the country of her birth, of which she has no memories. Her guilty pleasure is watching The Great British Baking Show.

Asmaa will hold the Robert L. and Margaret Gary Sutter scholarship.