Aminah Wali

Born and raised in the Washington D.C. metro area. I was homeschooled from 3rd grade up until starting community college. In studying biology in my final year of homeschooling, I became fascinated by the beauty and perfection of biological processes. This inspired my choice of major and I graduated in May 2011 with a B.S. in Biological Sciences. I started graduate school in August of the same year--I'm currently a 4th year PhD student in genetics and molecular biology at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. The program is a lot of hard work, but I am grateful for the opportunities to study Allah's creation :)