FB grew up in Houston, TX, where her Arab parents made sure their home was complete with pictures of Arabic calligraphy, smells of ka’ek and ma’mul, and even the sounds of Al Jazeera in the backdrop. Studying Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas proved quite different than this, but she quickly found a home and family in the Texas Speech Team. This year she broke multiple records in winning a total of 7 National Championships in public speaking! As she finalizes her undergraduate career and prepares for law school, she feels like she can conquer the world—because her family, education, and ability to speak helped her discover it. Her one piece of advice to young women: “I encourage them be loud in the discovery of who they are and the pursuit of who they hope to become.