Maryam Arbabzadeh, Ph.D. Candidate, Natural Resources and the Environment, Predoctoral Fellowship
Maryam was studying electrical engineering at home in Iran when she got the itch. Many of her classmates were applying to big universities abroad, mostly in the U.S. and Canada. They were looking for top programs to get them good jobs. Maryam was looking for much of the same, but she had a deeper personal motivation: “For me, I wanted to experience something new. I was living with my parents and I wanted to experience independence. I looked at grad school as an adventure.”
She got it, and a fantastic education to boot.