Sara El Koussa

Sara El Koussa is a senior biology and psychology student at the Lebanese American University (LAU), Beirut. She has participated in various local and global competitions, including in educational, writing, painting and public speaking. She loves to learn new things and hone her skills to make a difference. After the diagnosis and death of her mother from breast cancer, she diverted all her efforts and attention to cancer patients, cancer treatment development and women empowerment. She is a research volunteer in Dr. Ralph Abi Habib’s laboratory, working on cancer targeting therapeutics. She is a scholar in the undergraduate research and discovery program, working on a project that aims at better understanding the reaction of cancer patients to enhance their psychological support set-up and thus their psychological well-being. She is a member of the Millennium fellowship program with a clear and confident goal: support free cancer centers. She is also a member in the Tomorrow’s Leaders (TL) Scholarship programme that focuses on gender studies regarding the status of women in the work force and the difficulties they face in education and career development. As a TLer she aims to empower women in the workplace to better the economy and gender equity in Lebanon and hopefully the MENA region.  

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