As a child, Amira Gabr was very interested in the human body and dreamed of becoming a doctor. Participating in Egypt’s Future City Competition in 2011 was a turning point for her because she realized that she could innovate new solutions to problems and change the world.
After Future City, Amira shifted her focus to the field of biotechnology, which she is now majoring in at St. Cloud University in Minnesota. Her ultimate goal is to use biotechnology and biomedical engineering to overcome global health challenges. Before she moved to the United States, Amira volunteered with the Future City organizing committee in Egypt and she continues to encourage young people, especially girls, to get involved in STEM.