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  • Name: Shems Basil Al-Ubaidi

    Recipient Year: 2021

    Major: International Studies

    Description: Shems Al-Ubaidi is a graduate of Indiana University, majoring in International Studies and Arabic with minors in Political Science and History. She worked at IU's Center for the Study of the Middle East as an undergraduate assistant and is an active member of her campus community. As a founding member of her university’s Eleanor Roosevelt Society, Shems helped create a space on campus centered on the empowerment and inclusion of women in the fields of international affairs. In the past, she has also been active in local movements relating to climate action and assistance for incarcerated people. Shems hopes to attend law school in the future to become equipped with all the skills needed to advocate for her communities here and abroad.

    School Name: Indiana University

    Sponsor: San Ramon Valley Islamic Center (SRVIC) Scholarship

    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shems-alubaidi-226962192

    Recipient Type: Scholarship Recipient