Samah Islam created her own major through CUNY BA in Narrative Medicine and Health Sciences. She was elected to the Macaulay Scholars Council as the CCNY class of 2020’s freshmen representative and went onto becoming VP of IT/Communications her sophomore year, then President for two years in a row–the first time in MSC history.
She was an athlete on CCNY’s Fencing team and two-year President of City College’s Illustrious Mentorship Program (CHiMP), a Macaulay Peer Mentor and Macaulay Ambassador. She’s worked with 596 Acres on removing nonprofit organizations from the tax lien sale list and this year the organization successfully passed a bill protecting those places.
She interned in International Sales and Marketing at Penguin Random House and with Career Development at Macaulay, working on the Healthcare Career Fair.
She is a Laura Schor Scholar and Thomas W. Smith Fellow. And all of this is still probably not enough for her South Asian mother.
In the Fall, she will be studying Occupational Therapy at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.