What About Me?
Welcome to my journey! My name is Mariam Elgafy and through these short clicks on my website, you will get a glimpse of my work and aspirations. I'm currently the Associate Director of Philanthropic Stewardship at the UC Foundation. I graduated from UC with a double major in Education and Communication, with a minor in Political Science, and earned my Master's degree in Communication. I am also an adjunct faculty, teaching Public Speaking, Business Communication, Interpersonal Communication, to name a few. I provide consulting services in regards to strategic planning, leadership management, and communication. Throughout this journey, I plan to apply to Law school where my love for policy making, educational reform, and political science can come to full bloom.
Full plate? Not quite.
But allow me to tell you my story....
I have been told that having too many interests means a person is labelled "undecided" or "too ambitious"; but I would have to strongly disagree. I am focused on who I want to become and through many experiences have come to know the path to my personal story. And if it takes a double major, a minor, 3 part-time jobs, and athletic performance, then let it be. Focus, determination, and perseverance.
I have always believed in education being key to civilization and eventually granting the rights of others. I spoke out on behalf of the oppressed and soon labelled as "The Voice of the Voiceless". I have come to realize that I would rather give others the platform to speak and ignite their personal stories; because the power of storytelling and personal narratives is unparalleled.
I speak. For you. For me. My voice is heard.
To speak louder. Challenge more. Give more. Browse more. Think bigger. Love harder. Achieve the impossible.