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Ahmed Bendary (Newark College of Arts and Sciences; Honors College)

A biology major and mathematics minor in the Newark College of Arts and Sciences, Ahmed Bendary aspires to be a physician one day. Read how his attendance at Rutgers University-Newark is helping to turn his dream into a reality.

Aspirations: I aspire to be a physician so that I may have the privilege of bringing care to those in need.

Activities & interests: I volunteer my time as an emergency medical technician in Hoboken, New Jersey. I currently work in Dr. Nan Gao’s Laboratory conducting cancer and developmental research. I’m also an active member in the Muslim Student Association. During my free time, I enjoy running, longboarding, playing soccer and other forms of exercise.

Favorite class or professor at RU-N: My favorite professor at Rutgers University-Newark is Prof. Pallavi Parekh from the Mathematics Department. Her teaching style leaves no student behind and demonstrates how passionately she feels about educating and the field of mathematics.

Biggest challenge at RU-N: My biggest challenge at RU-N was time management during my first semester when I had to commute by train from Jersey City every day.

Reflections on RU-N experience: My RU-N experience has been great! I have learned about so many new cultures simply by being a part of a diverse student body. The Honors College has helped me excel and has brought out my true potential. I enjoy RU-N’s student-faculty, small-campus engagement paired with its large-school facilities and services. 

“Tweetable” advice to incoming freshmen (140 characters or less): You will end up with what you settle for. The sky is the limit. #DoMore #DoItBetter #EveryDay

Expressions of gratitude: I am very grateful to be spending my college years at an institution that fosters success in its students. As a scholarship recipient, I am humbled to be given the opportunity to excel in such a rich environment. If I had not come to Rutgers University-Newark I would not be where I am now.