Featured Student: Sarah Khan
Sara Khan is the epitome of a gifted student and serves as a devoted leader in the UNC community. A senior double major in Global Studies and Biology while also minoring in Chemistry. Phillips Ambassador. Publicity chair for the UNC Muslim Students Association. Co-editor of Monsoon, a South Asian student magazine. Volunteer at the Women’s Health Information Center at UNC Women’s Hospital. Sara has made her presence known over her four years on campus and those efforts have been acknowledged in her last semester in Chapel Hill. She was selected as one of two undergraduate recipients of the University Diversity Award, given to individuals at UNC who have made a significant contribution to the enhancement, support, and/or furtherance of diversity on the campus and in the community.
Sara was also the focus of a story in the Carolina Arts & Sciences Magazine (Spring 2016 issue) that highlights the origins of her passion for medicine and global health along with the role of the Curriculum in Global Studies in helping her understand the complex, inter-disciplinary phenomena surrounding these issues. As Sara stated in the article, “UNC’s global studies department has really nurtured me and given me the tools, motivation and encouragement to pursue all of my passions.” As Sara wrapped up her final semester as an undergraduate, she compled her Honors thesis under the guidance of Professor Amanda Thompson from UNC’s Department of Anthropology. Through her thesis, Sara sought to better unpack and understand the framework that drives how intervention programs are developed and established, specifically those designed to empower women in the developing world.