Hanan Khateeb is a fourth-year Architectural Engineering student at Birzeit University. She is from Bil’in, Palestine, a village located near Ramallah in the West Bank. Here is what Hanan recently had to say about her studies and plans for the future:
“I chose to major in architectural engineering because I’ve always been interested in drawing and painting. I’ve been an avid sketcher ever since I was a young girl, and I distinctly remember volunteering in the many wall painting activities in my village of Bil’in. I’m fortunate to have been given the opportunity to channel my passion into an academic major. I plan to pursue a career in the field after graduation by opening my very own architectural engineering and design office, which will ensure financial stability for me and my family.
I’ve faced several financial difficulties during my studies at Birzeit University…threatening my hopes of graduating as an architect. With help from the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice, however, I was able to cover my fees and pursue my studies without worry or stress.
I’m grateful to the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice for helping me complete my education and pursue my dreams at Birzeit University.”
We wish Hanan all the best with the rest of her studies and her plans for the future.
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