Spotlight: Graduate Ambassador Nouran Yonis

Nouran Yonis

Meet Nouran Yonis, a 2022-2023 ambassador from the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the School of Medicine. Below she talks about why she chose Wayne State, and why she's excited to be an ambassador. 

What inspired you to attend graduate school at Wayne State? 

I have always wanted to be a researcher. I made my very first scientific poster during high school and since then my passion for education and research was my motive to join the graduate school. 

Being in the heart of Detroit, Wayne State is a unique place to attend. Diversity, a lively and cooperative atmosphere are hard to find in one place, but they are all here and much more at Wayne State. 

What are your research interests? 

I am interested in molecular biology and genetics.

What do you like most about the Detroit community?

The friendly atmosphere I see everywhere I go, the endless restaurants to try, and tons of places to visit. In Detroit, you feel like you will never run out of things to do.

What makes you proudest to be a Warrior? 

I am proudest to belong to an academic and research university that allows me to learn and expand my skills in every way. 

What made you want to be a graduate ambassador?  

I believe everyone is an ambassador, depending on what they represent. I wanted to be one to represent my country, department, and university in the best form that leaves a positive impact on people and the whole community. 

How do you envision your career after Wayne State?

I see myself continuing in academia. 

Other WSU affiliations

  • GSO Student Activities Committee
  • Campus Activities Team
  • Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology Retreat Organizing Committee 
  • Graduate Student Research Presentation Day Committee

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