High School: The Preuss School
College: UC San Diego
Moving from war-torn Somalia to Kenya and eventually San Diego, Fatima’s family had a singular focus — access to a quality education. Despite the cards being stacked against her, Fatima realized her family’s goal by succeeding academically as a National Honor Society Member and AP Scholar while at Preuss. What made her a Sunflower Scholarship Winner was her service to others. She was director of Preuss’ African American Student Alliance, president of the ASB, involved in Model United Nations, and helped renovate a house for emancipated foster youth as a member of the Young Women’s Leadership Program. Fatima sparks inspiration and makes us all want to reach a little higher.
Words I live by-
“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean