- Amina’s family of 8 lives in a house they built themselves through Habitat for Humanity.
- She relentlessly pursued admission to the Denver School of Science and Technology, applying each year for 4 years; her principal said it was the only instance of a student advocating on her own behalf, rather than a parent, for admittance to the prestigious school.
- Although she attended 12 different schools in four states, as a senior she was co-editor-in-chief of her yearbook and co-captain of her volleyball team.
- Amina plans to establish an outreach program to help Muslim girls develop leadership skills and empower them to create change in their communities through service projects.
University of Denver
Class of 2019