"For my grandparents, who immigrated to the United States from Iran in the 1960s, their foreign culture wasn't fully accepted in American society at first. At Davidson, I am humbled by the fact that I can express myself unconditionally and I want to ensure that all students on this campus feel empowered to express their identities however they choose."

Alex at-a-glance

Major: Middle Eastern Studies


  • Serves as student body president
  • Serves as co-president of Middle Eastern and North African Students Association
  • Active with Davidson Refugee Support organization
  • Member of the Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-Health Honors Society

Used Belk stipends to:

  • Travel to Mwandi, Zambia, to gain experiences in healthcare delivery and public health at the United Church of Zambia's mission hospital