Commonwealth Caribbean, 2016
Current Place of Residence: Trinidad and Tobago
University: The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
Current/Recent Course: BSc Mathematics and Physics
Zahra graduated from the University of the West Indies (UWI) in 2015 with majors in Mathematics and Physics and won prizes for being the top student in the Faculty of Science and Technology. While at UWI she founded an organization that coordinates visits to children’s homes within Trinidad and Tobago and conducts science games and activities with the aim of encouraging enthusiasm for learning science. She is currently employed as a tutor and research assistant at the UWI Department of Physics and partakes in community outreach events for the department. Zahra is passionate about cosmology and plans to study theoretical physics at Oxford which will enable her to develop scientific research and enhance science education in Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean.