The Harris World Ecology Center (HWEC), through a unique set of partnerships, promotes research and training in basic ecology and biodiversity conservation across the globe, and increases public awareness and interest in issues relating to global natural resource conservation. The center is housed within the Department of Biology at the University of Missouri St. Louis, and works closely with The Missouri Botanical Garden and the Saint Louis Zoo.
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Today we are spotlighting Abrar Salameh, one of our scholarship winners of the Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center Promise and Opportunity Scholarship. This newly adopted scholarship supports deserving @biology_umsl students to have more time to fully engage in everything @umsl can offer. “My name is Abrar Salameh. I am a Palestinian-American student at UMSL. I am a daughter, a sister, a wife and most importantly a mother. In my family, education has been instilled in us as a key to success in life. As a second generation refugee, I was taught that education is something that no one can take from me. This is something I want to instill in my children. I want my son to know that he can do anything he sets his mind to. I am currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a Minor in Psychology along with a Neuroscience Certificate at the University of Missouri St. Louis. UMSL has given me a chance to pursue an education that will lead to a career that I am passionate about.”