Hello, My name is Zachariah Alkhayri and I am a 2nd year student at The Ohio State University. I am studying Electrical and Computer Engineering and am a part of the International Affairs Scholars.
I have lived in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio for my whole life and as a Palestinian living in a predominately white community, diversity is something that I have always appreciated. A lack of diversity in a community can often create an isolating feeling This was part of the reason why I choose to be an International Affairs scholar.
I enjoy that the IA scholars program and participates have a passion for learning about different places and cultures around the world. I also appreciate how these traits are not exclusive to IA. All around OSU, different groups can be found celebrating cultures