Jumanah

Track:
Biomaterials/Tissue Engineering

Hometown:
Paterson, NJ

Class standing:
Second year Master's

About me:
I grew up in Paterson, though my family and I have relocated recently. I did my undergraduate studies at NJIT as well, under the same major as a BME. I was in the Honor's College, which was a great experience. Currently, I am on my way to finishing up my master's including a thesis.

Why I chose to attend NJIT:
I chose NJIT because when I was deciding upon which university to attend, I wanted the best combination of educational value as well as monetary savings. NJIT has a great selection of majors with BME obviously being one of my favorites because it had the perfect blend of subjects I enjoyed in high school: math, chemistry, and biology. In addition, having been accepted to the prestigious Albert Dorman Honor's College with a scholarship--how could I say no?

What I like best about NJIT:
This is an easy one to answer and that is the small community environment. This is a small university, relatively speaking. For me, this was the preferred setting; having the same classmates over and over again allows for a more tight-knit group of friends and peers. We get to know each other well enough to not be afraid to ask for help from our classmates, who eventually become much more like friends than strangers. In addition, small class sizes makes a world of a difference how much one can learn in class.

My goals for after I graduate:
I wish to continue on to a PhD degree.

My advice to prospective students interested in Biomedical Engineering at NJIT:
Don't be daunted. It is difficult, I won't lie but no where near impossible. All it takes is hard work and confidence. Don't shy away from those around you--you can always find help if you seek it. From my experience, the students in our department are some of the nicest around and the professors are always open to help.

Ask me about BME@NJIT!