Omeed is a Senior at Stanford University pursuing a major in Bioengineering while on the pre-medical track. Growing up as the son of a refugee of the Iranian Revolution and South African anti-Apartheid activist, social justice has always been a central part of his life. As a Junior at Uni High School in Champaign, Illinois he organized 300 of his classmates and teachers to march to the local mosque in protest of President Trump's Muslim Ban which unjustly prevented his extended family in Tehran from travelling to the U.S.
At Stanford, Omeed is the Captain and Co-President of the Stanford Men's Club Soccer team, having received a tryout offer from the Division I Varsity Team. In addition, he is very involved in the Pacific Free Clinic as a Preclinical Volunteer and Laboratory Assistant, providing free vaccinations, taking patient histories, and conducting physical exams and blood tests on refugees, immigrants, uninsured and unemployed members of the San Jose, CA community.
As a mentor at Curious Cardinals he hopes to use his privilege to give back to marginalized communities and be a mentor figure to follow in the footsteps of the older students, parents, and teachers that helped him get to where he is today.
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