Sami Soliman


Palm Harbor, FL

Academic Interests

Biology Major, Computer Science Minor

Fun Fact

I am the youngest of four brothers.

My strongest interests currently lie with chemistry, biology, and mathematics; however, recently I became interested in computer science (hence the minor). I have gone about applying these interests through research and volunteering. I spent the summer of 2016 at the University of Florida researching the locus control region of the beta globin gene in hopes of better understanding its functionality. My most recent volunteering experience occurred all throughout my high school career with the fourth and fifth graders of lower to middle performing elementary schools. I worked to enrich their mathematical experience for four years, and I have tasked a rising senior, from my high school, and her team of nine other volunteers to do the same. My goals are to continue both my research in biology and my volunteering in education throughout the next four years and hopefully longer.

When I'm not pursuing my academic interests, I enjoy working out, playing volleyball, and playing piano.


What do you like about being a SPIRE Fellow?

I believe the greatest asset of being a SPIRE Fellow is the exposure to both guests and a community of people that will show you the many opportunities available at Duke and beyond. Without this, I do not believe I would have been able to create a long to-do list of applications.

Sami Soliman.
Sami Soliman