Fatima Zoabi, 24, is a third year student at Hebrew University. She is working toward a degree from the Faculty of Medicine’s School of Pharmacy. She is one of six children from a low-income family and was raised in the Arab village of Misr in Northern Israel. After high school, she worked to help support her family while simultaneously studying for university entrance exams. Fatima’s advisor describes her as a diligent student, who does not shy away from hard work. “I choose to study pharmacy to achieve my dream to help inform people about drugs and help them to use drugs correctly. I would also like discover more about the pharmaceutical field,” says Fatima, who hopes to continue her studies and pursue an advanced degree in clinical pharmacy.
In her spare time, Fatima volunteers in the “Jordan River Village”, a year-round, overnight camp and retreat center for children, of all backgrounds, who live with serious illnesses. She greatly appreciates the scholarship support she receives since it means that her father can increase the help he provides for her other siblings’ studies and it also ensures that she can live in the University’s student dormitories.