Umara earned a 3.9 G.P.A. at Pike High School, with advanced and honors classes that ranged from French and advanced honors science to English and advanced chorus. Umara transferred from Indiana University to Indiana University Purdue campus, so she could be of help to her mother who is ill, while continuing her educational pursuits. She is studying psychology and pre-med as the desire within her to make a difference in the lives of the oppressed world- wide is stronger than ever. She is an all around inspiration, sure to be a symbol of change for women of the world as she pursues her dream to become a doctor. Her love of learning and her desire to help others has given her determination and purpose as she maintains a 3.86 G.P.A., always taking as many credits as she can possibly handle. I can always count on her as a peer mentor if another scholar runs into difficulty. She has mentored elementary age students through the L.I.F.T. Challenge Program and is presently volunteering her assistance with blind people at BOSMA Enterprises. This summer she will be interning in the IUPUI Center for Research and Learning Research Program.

With Umara’s dreams of medical school upon completion of her undergraduate work at IUPUI, I have no doubt this will be her reality. She takes every opportunity, through volunteer hours at IU Health, IUPUI Liver Regeneration Lab, and Wishard Hospital to more define the areas of medicine she is most interested in pursuing and learning as much as she can about all types of medicine.

Umara is now a 4th year medical student at Ross University School of Medicine and is applying for residency in Family Medicine. She is passionate about public health and patient advocacy. She aspires to increase healthcare access, awareness, and education In her community by tackling healthcare disparities and inequalities.