Fahiima Mohamed

2016 Scholars
High School: 
Raleigh Charter
City, State: 
Raleigh, NC
Political Science


My name is Fahiima Mohamed and I’m from Raleigh, NC. I decided to attend Appalachian because of the wonderful opportunities I have access to as a student. I wanted to be exposed to a completely different environment that would afford me new insights and challenge me to think differently. I knew Appalachian was the right place to go to for what I was looking for.

I am the second child of Somali immigrants, and I wish to contribute to the rebuilding of Somalia. During my senior year of high school, I was able to attend the United Nations General Assembly alongside the Somali delegation as an extension of my summer internship at the Somali Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  I credit this life changing opportunity to be among many of the amazing experiences that have made me who I am today.

I am incredibly honored to be a Wilson Scholar at Appalachian. Being a Wilson Scholar has opened up a lot of new opportunities to explore the world and research what I am interested in, which is something I am grateful for. I am given the opportunity to contribute to my community in many different ways because of the freedom this scholarship gives me. Being away from home has compelled me to step out of my comfort zone, and I know that I am incredibly lucky to have such supportive friends and family in my life.

I am proud of how far I have come in terms of how I have grown to become a contributing member of society. I plan on majoring in Political Science with a concentration in International and Comparative Politics. I am also pursuing minors in both Chemistry and Sustainable Technology. I want to be an OBGYN and to practice medicine in a developing country, being part of the effort make women’s health a priority.