Nour Al Zouabi

My name is Nour Al Zouabi (she/her/hers), a senior in the Honors Program majoring in Molecular and Cell Biology; Individualized Major: Rights, Health and Refugees and minoring in Chemistry and Human Rights. I am passionate about addressing issues related to refugees and immigrants’ access to the healthcare system after resettlement.

On campus, I am the vice president of team development of the CLAS Student Leadership Board, working with other students to enhance the collegiate experience of CLAS students. As a Pack Leader, I work with students from all of the UConn campuses to educate peers about emerging and evolving information about COVID-19 and address misinformation. I also serve as the president of the UConn Alpha Alpha Alpha First-Generation National Honor Society and a Multicultural and Diversity Senator at UConn Undergraduate Student Government. I am currently part of Dr. Lu research lab at the School of Pharmacy, working on assessing long-acting injectable formulations using in vivo imaging. During my time at the Stamford campus, I served as the president of the Biology Club, treasurer of the Muslim Student Association, treasurer of the Anthropology Society, and worked as a STEM tutor at the Student Support Services office. In my first year of undergrad, I worked as a research assistant in the OBGYN Department at Yale School of Medicine, focusing on developing new targeted drugs for ovarian cancer.

Outside of school, I am a member of the Center for Research Engagement (CRE) Cancer Subcommittee at Yale Cancer Center and an active member of the American Red Cross Disaster Action Team. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading books in Arabic, and meeting new people. I also have a passion for photographing flowers on the side of the street, sunset and sunrise, mushrooms, or just random moments.

Nour Al Zouabi

Blog Posts by Nour

Deciding When to Apply; 02/08/2023 blog post
Follow your passion: healthcare from an interdisciplinary approach; 03/24/2022 blog post