Hashem is a Sophomore at Harvard studying Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science. Born and raised in Cairo, Egypt, Hashem comes with a diverse background and unique range of perspectives. He went to a German school throughout his life, where he learned to speak four languages fluently. In high school, Hashem moved to an American school where he served in student council, as president of the school’s MUN club, and started two of his own companies at the age of 16. His startups grew to win multiple competitions internationally, and were featured on local radio, television and in magazines. That year, Hashem was named one of Egypt’s top 25 young entrepreneurs.
Driven by a passion for entrepreneurship, Hashem took a gap year after his freshman year at Harvard and worked for several Fintech startups in the UK, Brazil and in Egypt. There he worked on building Egypt’s first ever digital bank. He also spent time working at Silicon Valley Bank in California as a Healthcare Insights analyst.
Outside of the professional sphere, Hashem has a passion for music and grew up playing the piano. He also loves sports (surfing and tennis especially), as well as traveling and meeting people from all over the world. Prior to curious cardinals, Hashem spent several years tutoring math, biology and physics, as well as providing college counseling for students from his highschool.
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