Hey! My name is Sara Atassi, and I’m a rising Sophomore majoring in Philosophy and Political Science. I was born in Jackson, Mississippi, lived in San Diego, California for 5 years, then moved to Dubai, UAE and have been there for the last 13 years. I am fluent in both English and Arabic, and love celebrating both my Eastern and my Western cultural roots. On campus, I am a student worker for the Notre Dame Alumni Association, an Advising Fellow with Matriculate, and a Junior Diversity Commissioner in my dorm, Pasquerilla West! I chose Notre Dame because of the strong sense of community both on and off campus, and I believe groups such as ISSA and the Alumni Network are a testament to the passion of the Fighting Irish for our alma mater.