The phrase "work hard, play hard" is an understatement for Ali Mohammad.
Ali is a senior this year and wants to put his best foot forward in all aspects of his life.
“As someone who is in charge of the school events, my biggest goal for the school year is to make sure everyone has an amazing time for their last year of high school,” Ali expresses. "As for my future goals, I hope to one day become a social entrepreneur, so I can help others while also providing for my family.”
Ali is an intern at Rice University, and he works with professors who specialize in AI.
“What I love most about my internship is the access I have to industry professionals,” Ali shares. “If I ever need any help with AP calculus, I’ll know who to call!”
During his off time you can find Ali dirt-biking which helps relieve any stress he may have from school or work. Additionally, he loves martial arts so much that he will invite his friends over to box, wrestle or watch a UFC fight together.
“Martial arts is important to me because it helps me connect with my friends as well as keep me fit and healthy,” Ali mentions. “I also find great joy in taking and editing pictures. From Thailand to Dubai, I’ve captured thousands of photos of me to look back at and remember.”
The best advice Ali has received is to leverage every opportunity he has and to never take anything for granted.
“True change occurs when you are honest about your short-comings and weaknesses,” Ali states.
His father, Abdul, mentions that Ali has always dreamt big, and Abdul wants Ali to always remember his visions and ambitions: “Visualizing your dreams can help you get through the toughest of times.”
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