Interests: Surgery & Jeopardy!
Although the intimate settings of surgery await her in her career goal, Parkland College Biology major Fateemah Manasra will no longer shy away from expressing herself before crowds when the occasion might arise, thanks to her Parkland education.
“I had an excellent speech teacher who really guided me to comfortably and confidently speak in public,” the Champaign native says. In fact, Fateemah now counts her participation as a contestant on Parkland’s version of the “Jeopardy” game show among her favorite moments on campus!
Describing the college’s atmosphere as “interactive, yet professional,” Fateemah encourages prospective students who might be shy to get involved and to take advantage of the Parkland staff.
“Join clubs—they’re friendly, interactive groups where you can get to know people. I also appreciate the care and friendliness of the teachers and counselors at Parkland; they really want to help you succeed.” Fateemah plans to transfer to the University of Illinois and then enter medical school.