Joseleen Al Barathie, originally from Dahr Al Ahmar –Rashaya Bekaa, joined the University Scholarship Program after being selected as one of her region’s most accomplished students from the Official Secondary School of Rashayya.
Joseleen joined the American University of Beirut with an ambition and a dream: An ambition to pursue medical laboratory Sciences and a dream of a better future, filled with accomplishment and new opportunities. After achieving her bachelor’s degree with distinction, Joseleen pushed on to pursue her Master’s in Public Health.
The University Scholarship Program students at AUB always distinguish themselves with Community Service Projects, where they get a chance to give back to society and lead a movement of community betterment. Joseleen’s project revolved around Rashaya’s Cultural Trail, and aimed at boosting Rashaya’s local economy through tourism, by shedding light on the area’s natural and historical heritage.
Joseleen is now a full-time Research Assistant at the Institute for Development, Research, Advocacy and Applied Care (IDRAAC), while also contributing to many research papers with AUB’s accomplished professors Dr. Rima Habib and Dr. Lilian Ghandour. As she addressed her fellow graduates, Joceleen urged them to consider their future as a recipe of their own creation, to season it with passion, care, purpose, and pride to make their achievement not only personal, but serving their community and humanity.
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Joseleen El Barathie During a USP Presentation