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Nameera Fatima (MS ’22)

An international, first-generation college student who recently earned her masters from the College of Business Administration, Nameera Fatima, MS 2022, knows she has laid the foundation for a dynamic career through her studies at UMSL.

"I am immensely grateful to UMSL and specifically to Dr. Dinesh Mirchandani for the exceptional support and opportunities they have provided me,” she said. “The guidance and mentorship of Dr. Mirchandani have been instrumental in my academic and professional growth."

Nameera Fatima

“UMSL's nurturing academic environment and supportive community have exceeded my expectations. I am confident that the foundation they have provided will continue to shape my future endeavors.”

During her time as a graduate research assistant in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the Department of Information Systems and Technology, Nameera actively embraced the value of inclusion. Through her work in ODEI, Nameera played a pivotal role in fostering an environment that celebrates diversity, respects individual differences and recognizes individual attributes. Her dedication to inclusivity exemplifies UMSL's core value of inclusion, and she continues to make a positive difference in the lives of others by championing the principles of equality and diversity.

Additionally, as a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Information Systems and Technology, she mentored fellow students while pursuing her master’s, and she supported Mirchandani in hosting the St. Louis Cybersecurity Conference (STLCyberCon 2022) at UMSL. She is now a software engineer.

"My aspiration to leave a positive impact on the world drives me each day," she said. "I am committed to leveraging technology to address real-world challenges, enhance accessibility and contribute to the betterment of society. Whether it's through developing sustainable solutions, promoting diversity in tech or inspiring future generations, I aim to embody UMSL's core values in all my endeavors"