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NYU Abu Dhabi graduate awarded prestigious Rhodes Scholarship for Oxford University

Lebanon-born Tatiana Houhou was granted the first scholarship in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine province.

Lebanon-born Tatiana Houhou was granted the first scholarship in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine province.

Trailblazing Achievement:

Tatiana Houhou, a graduate of New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), has secured the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to pursue further studies at Oxford University starting in September of the following year. Notably, she marks a significant milestone as the first recipient from the Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine region to be granted this esteemed scholarship.

Noteworthy Accomplishments:

At 23 years old, Tatiana Houhou stands as the third non-Emirati Rhodes scholar in the history of NYUAD. Her academic journey includes the completion of a BA in Biology in 2022 at NYUAD, where she has been actively engaged as a research assistant in the Magzoub Lab.

Rich Research Experience:

Houhou’s academic prowess extends beyond her graduation. Prior to her current role, she gained valuable experience as an undergraduate research assistant at both the Gresham Lab in New York and the Ramadi Lab in Abu Dhabi. Her diverse research engagements have undoubtedly contributed to her academic excellence and preparedness for this prestigious scholarship opportunity.

Implications and Recognition:

Tatiana Houhou’s recognition as a Rhodes Scholar not only showcases her individual merit but also highlights the academic excellence fostered at NYUAD. 

Her trailblazing accomplishment opens doors for future scholars from the region and underscores the university’s commitment to nurturing global talent and scholarly pursuits.

This achievement undoubtedly reflects Houhou’s dedication, academic prowess, and commitment to scholarly inquiry, positioning her as an exemplar within the academic community of NYU Abu Dhabi.

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