Amal recently took part in a summit of young entrepreneurs in Las Vegas, a trip paid for by Barnard’s Athena Center for Leadership Studies. “Being surrounded by 300 passionate young entrepreneurs from all over the world to connect and collaborate was the most refreshing thing ever,” Amal says. “It was so powerful that instead of asking about what school each of us goes to, the main question was always, ‘What are you working on?’” As for Amal, the venture she’s working on is an NGO in her home country of Tunisia that aims to improve local higher education. “My personal experience at Barnard was definitely one of the reasons I started this,” she says.
“I knew I wanted to be a thinker, but also a change maker, artist, and entrepreneur, and Barnard offered me this great combination.”