Meet the Class of 2021

Abdulla Al-Mana

"The experience and knowledge I have gained at NU-Q over the past few years made me ready for the next phase of my life."

Abdulrahman Abdulaziz Al-Thani

“Getting yourself into new challenges will take you to a place that will gain you knowledge and experience. NU-Q has left with me many challenges that will lead me to a bright future.”

Alreem Al-Khater

"I’m forever thankful for my time at NU-Q and all the beautiful memories I’ve made with the class of 2021, who have shown me what it’s like to be a daring creative or academic in our fields."

Amadou Jallow

"What is interesting about studying at NU-Q is that you get the opportunity to "learn by doing" and get to do a lot of traveling, which provides the necessary skills and experience to succeed after graduation."

Amal Barakat

"This was NOTHING like Legally Blonde?"

Amna Al-Hammadi

"Northwestern has given me the opportunity to learn, experience, and grow in a myriad of ways. From being efficient with my time to being independent, we are all a ‘work in progress.' I am truly grateful for the four-year experience filled with a lifetime of memories."

Asmaa Al-Sulaiti

Ayman AlRachid

“Journalism showed me how to look at different perspectives of important events happening in our region. It taught me humility, patience, and creativity and helped me realize that words can have power more than one could ever imagine.”

Balkees AlJaafari

"What we’ve learned with pleasure won’t be forgotten"

Danna Takriti

"Honestly, one of the best parts about going to NU-Q for me was the people. I was able to meet friends for life, and I’ll forever cherish the memories I made in the process."

Eldana Hassan

Faisal Al Badi

Hamad Al Fayhani

"One life lesson that NU-Q has taught me is that I have the ability to explore all aspects of my interests and identity. Through this I have also learned that I was not forced to box myself into a specific avenue or interest, I can learn and experience multiple things at once and I am forever grateful for that."

Hatim Rachdi

"My time at NU-Q has been a fearless growth-inducing passion-nurturing eye-opening roller-coaster. "If my experience would be a controlled experiment, the regression results would show statistical significance in opportunities, mentorship, professors, and friends," the researcher in me would say, even if correlation doesn't imply causation, I am grateful for everyone I crossed paths with. I trade my NU-Q journey for anything. My mentor Professor Susan Dun and the African Student Association community has been one of my biggest special support systems throughout this ride. I am forever grateful for them! "

Haya Abu Ajeeneh

"The tassel was worth the hassle and so, the adventure begins. Congratulations class of 2021!"

Hend Abdulaziz Al-Thani

"Sometimes things don't go according to plan, life happens and reality hits you hard. NU-Q has pushed me to overcome anything that comes my way. I have met incredible people and experienced so much more than I can imagine. "

Inaara Gangji

"One life lesson or a few connected ones are that your only competition is yourself and that there is always an opportunity to unlearn and re-learn. It is okay to be different and chart your own path while challenging the status quo. Also, that most of your learning happens outside the class or even the borders of the place you're in. The world is your oyster, you just have to explore and find your space (s)."

Ju Young Choi

Jude Fostuq

"The most important part of any film’s progression is character development. NU-Q was a big contributor to my own character development as a student and as a potential filmmaker."

Khadeega Abdelkreem

Khadija Islow

Lingyu Feng

Maha Elasad

Mahra Al-Sewaidi

“Like Beyoncé, I excel as a solo artist” -David Rose"

Manan Bhavnani

"The last four years have been a rollercoaster ride... except I think the brakes aren't working!?"

Mariam Farid

"The last four years at NU-Q have been pivotal in shaping me into who I am today. We’ve all grown, matured, and evolved. Today, I am super proud of what we’ve accomplished and how NU-Q has been part of my life."

Marielle Cortel

"Push yourself. You'll never know your limit if you don't push your boundaries."

Maryam Kamal

"I am beyond grateful for the opportunity NUQ has given me to grow into the person I am today. The past four years were full of ups and downs but it made my undergraduate experience worthwhile. Your journey is just as important as your destination."

Maryam Saud Al-Khalifa

"Take risks, challenge yourself and leave your comfort zone. Only then will you discover your true potential."

Mohamed Altayeb

"Challenge yourself, get comfortable with the uncomfortable, take risks because, at NU-Q, you can afford to live your life to the fullest. Reach beyond academics, seek passion, care and friendship; that's what really matters."

Moza Nasser Al-Thani

"NU-Q is able to do wonders. It built great storytellers, producers, and actors. Most importantly it built me. It made me realize that if only one voice echoed, the change would happen. I am the storyteller of my future and you can be the storyteller of yours!”

Muhammad Saad Ejaz

"It has been a surreal four years. Nowhere else would I have gotten to know the world and myself so intimately. 10/10 would recommend."

Nada Qaddourah

"The past four years at NUQ were a wild ride full of stress, struggle, tears, laughter, passion, a whole pandemic, and everything in between. But I can't deny that my experience has shaped me into who I am today and for once I can say I am really proud!"

Noor Al-Meer

"'Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.' These words by Nelson Mandela are words that I lived by from the beginning of my university experience and continue to do so today. I have been fortunate to attend Northwestern University in Qatar and receive a world-class education in media communication. To me, this is the most precious gift and I am looking forward to applying the education and skills I have acquired in the workplace."

Oleksandra Kotsyrii

Rahma El Deeb

Razan Ghadban

"Although my NU-Q experience wasn’t an easy one, I learned that stories are found in every corner waiting for the right person to tell them. It just needs a bit of courage to be that person, to be a storyteller. "

Rui Xin Oh

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Salma Sadek

Shafaq Zia

Shaikha Mohamed Al Thani

 “We will never forget what we’ve learned here because we learned it in the best environment surrounded by the best people.”

Shaikha Yousuf Fakhroo

"I can't believe this journey has ended. The past four years at NU-Q have made me the woman I am today. Definitely, it was worth all the sleepless nights. My advice would be to dream big, work hard, and never give up! "

Tony El Ghazal

"No one can deny the renowned resources and the endless opportunities NU-Q has given us. I'm extremely thankful to every single person who made these four years worthwhile, whether it be my family, friends, the staff & faculty. Thank God, it truly felt like the summer of 2017 never ended (P.S. Pick Comm)."

Xiruo Chen

Yahya Salem

"Is there anything about NU-Q that the nine previous batches haven’t already said…? But a year away from NU-Q made me appreciate everything about it much more, especially as I inch closer to graduation. And if there's one thing I've learned from my time here, it's that what matters isn't the journey or the destination, but what you make of both."

Abdulaziz Jassim Al-Thani

Abdulla Mohammed Al Qadi

Ahmed Sultan Al-Thani

Aldana Khalid A I Al-Jaidah

AlJawahra Mohammed Al-Adba

Almaha Moahmmed Al-Buainain

AlReem Khalifa Al-Sulaiti

Amna Mohammed Al-Mesellam

Asmaa Ali Al-Kuwari

Fatima Jassim Al-Khater

Ghalya Khalid Al-Mansouri

Hadice Tahire Koç

Hamda Ali AlMahmoud

Lolwa Thani Al-Thani

Maha Ali Al-Kuwari

Maha Mohammad Balidaei

Maha Thani Al-Thani

Maryam Abdulla Al-Badr


Maryam Ahmed Al-Kubaisi

Mayyassa Gaddas 

Maryam Jassim Al-Suwaidi

Njoud Mohammed Al-Mana

Noor Ali Al Thani

Noor Mohamed Al-Thani

Rejan Ahmed Gaafar

Rumeysa Cihan Koç

Saif Mobarak A J AlSolaiti

Sara Ahmad A M Al-Muhannadi

Sara Hamad B. Q. AlMarri

Sara Jassim Y A Buhadoud

Shaikha Faisal A Y Al-Suwaidi

Sharifa Majid S S Al-Issa

Tamadur Khalid M A Al-Mannai

Zhouwei Zai