Zeina El Omari
Hometown: Brossard, Quebec
Major: Women's Studies, Minor in Sustainability Studies
2017 Concordia Arts and Science Scholar
Nature, the environment, sustainability, have always been very important parts of my upbringing and in my life. Like so many students, as I was planning my academic career, scrolling through the Concordia undergraduate programs, I was pleasantly surprised to discover the Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability. Today, I consider myself quite fortunate for having launched my academic career at the Loyola College. Indeed, I remember dearly the many occasions where I felt not only welcomed but also a sense of belonging. The tight-knit community of students and the warm and welcoming faculty members make the Loyola College a human-sized space within Concordia where one can thrive intellectually and emotionally. Moreover, this stimulating and motivating environment has given me the opportunity to build up my confidence and to pursue my dreams. My main fields of interest are food production and social justice, particularly projects around sustainable urban agriculture, the building of environmental awareness within local communities, community building, and social and environmental justice. Besides my involvement within the community, after my undergraduate studies, I am considering a Masters in Cultural Studies. I am also hoping to research and maybe teach.