Bilal at the Ivy Policy Conference hosted by Columbia University for Ivy Council Delegates

Bilal at the Ivy Policy Conference hosted by Columbia University for Ivy Council Delegates

Bilal Lafta

University: Brown University
Major: Engineering & Computer Science  
Languages: Arabic
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Biography: Born in Baghdad, Iraq and raised in Cairo, Tucson, and Boston, I am a first-generation immigrant aspiring to be a computer engineer with a passion for community engagement and social justice.

Featured in the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, WCVB, Fox25, and NPR Radio for my academic achievement, I was the honorary valedictorian of the Boston Public Schools. I have beaten the odds against me: from escaping war, living in a refugee camp, attending underfunded urban public schools, to attending Brown University on a full scholarship.

At Brown, I was selected as a Bonner Community Fellow, responsible for community engagement and outreach around Providence. I am the Campus Campaign Coordinator to Teach for America, focusing on recruiting Brown's most ambitious diverse leaders to become TFA teachers. Additionally, I am the Head Delegate of Ivy Council, First-Gens@Brown delegate, and a National Ambassador for QuestBridge Scholars. 

Don't hesitate to contact me: bilal_lafta@brown.edu