Leila Namazzi came to UVU for the hands-on, practical experience it provides. She says that experiences like the Technology Fair, for which she and her team developed a “dough bot,” foster creativity and innovation. “Working on this project gave me a glimpse of working in the field; it was a little internship in itself,” she says. She loves that at UVU the professors are accessible and put student success first.
At UVU Leila has served as the academic coordinator for the Multicultural Student Council and as vice president and treasurer of the African Club. She has also been a member of the Black Student Union, Women of UVU, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and Phi Theta Kappa.
What Leila likes best about UVU is the camaraderie she has developed with other students and with the faculty and staff. “We have worked in harmony and brought inclusion and togetherness on a whole new level,” she says. As a Foundation ambassador, she will rely on her boundless enthusiasm and optimism to achieve success.
Beyond UVU, Leila works with organizations that provide assistance to the people of Uganda. In her experience as a community volunteer, she has used her problem-solving skills to defuse difficult and tension-filled situations. She plans to work in the medical field before pursuing graduate study in biomechatronics. She thanks the guest speakers and lecturers UVU brings to campus for helping her to make decisions about her future.