SOAR Student Profiles

Khadijah Alnassari

Khadijah Alnassari

  • SOAR Position: Member
  • Major: Biology and Sociology
  • Faculty Mentor(s): Dr. Liz Barnes at the MTSU Science Perceptions Lab 2024-Current

Current Focus: Undergraduate Muslim Student's Experiences in Evolutionary Sciences with the Science Perceptions Lab

Additional Interests: President of Al-Wahda "a United Muslim Association " at MTSU

Project Description

With the Science Perceptions Lab at MTSU, I am researching the experiences of Muslim Undergraduate Students in Evolution. We are their conceptualization of Evolution, acceptance or rejection, perceived conflict, belief systems, impacts of race, culture, and religion, and ways to improve outcomes for students.

Why does this topic interest you?

This topic interests me because it delves into the intricacies of human experiences and perceptions. It combines my appreciation for science and love of sociology into one project, and allows me the opportunity to improve educational standards and methods from primary to graduate.

What are your professional aspirations?

As a Biology and Sociology major, I hope to one day use my skills to go on to medical school. I want to work with underrepresented minorities and use my abilities to improve my community.

Do you have any advice for future researchers?

“Your ultimate goal is before you. Behind your back is the hour which is driving you on. Keep light and overtake. Your last ones are being awaited by the first ones (who have preceded).” Ali ibn Abi Talib

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