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Raimah Hossain

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   Raimah Hossain is a 20-year old sophomore, attending WVU, pursuing a degree in biomedical engineering and a history minor. Raimah was born in Starkville, Mississippi and moved to Morgantown, West Virginia in the 8th grade. Her parents were born in Bangladesh, a heavily populated country bordering India. She is very grateful for the experiences, both positive, and sometimes even negative, that being a first-generation American immigrant has granted her. She believes that for many people such as herself, finding one’s identity in American society given one’s background can be difficult, sometimes even isolating. She is passionate about informing people in that position that many people struggle with this adjustment daily. These passions have driven her goals and extracurricular activities. She is a member of the International Student Recruitment team on behalf of the WVU Honors College, was the president of the Islamic Culture Club in high school, and even attended the Scripps National Spelling Bee, where she had the opportunity to meet many such as herself. She hopes that her talk at TEDxWVU will allow the audience to get to know her and her passions better, the journey to how she learned to “Say It Loud.”