Umalkhair Ahmed (Toronto, Ontatio)
"You are where you are because you unlocked all the doors to your destination" - Umalkhair Ahmed
We're keeping it close to home this week with a profile on Umalkhair Ahmed, a clinical engineer based in Montreal! Umalkhair completed her bachelor's in bioengineering and biomedical engineering at Khalifa University and her master's of health science, clinical engineering at University of Toronto. Allahuma barik laha!
What advice would Umalkhair give to youth? ⠀ ⠀ "Don't fall for imposter syndrome! On the path to success, many of us experience this persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a “fraud.” Make sure to leave any doubts you may have at the door. Don’t think you meet the requirements for that scholarship? Apply anyway. Think you’re underqualified for the job? Still apply. Determination, grit, passion, and a knack for learning will take you almost anywhere. You will be surprised at the number of opportunities that start to come your way." ⠀ ⠀ Great advice Umalkhair and keep up the great work!
Fun fact: Umalkhair is the first female engineer in her family. Get it girl!!!