War correspondent/independent journalist/writer
Hometown: Syria, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom | Current home: Washington, DC
George Washington University (BBS, International Business); American University (MS, Finance); Columbia University (MS, Journalism)
Experience: One of the main ways in which Foxcroft shaped my interests was through English class, even as I struggled with my writing skills at the time. At Foxcroft, academics really pushed me to think and to explore my own creativity. I will never forget sitting in English class, day in and day out, and engaging in conversation with the teacher and other classmates about the latest book that we had been assigned to read. It was the time when I learned one of the most important things about myself: That I love to write and read!
After Foxcroft, I pursued my passion for writing as a hobby, but that quickly bled over into my profession. When I worked in the banking sector, for example, I became a market analyst so that I researched and wrote market reports for a living.
Bottom line: I cannot imagine my life, both professionally and in terms of personal interests, without writing at the center of it. And I give Foxcroft a good chunk of the credit for teaching me this about myself.