MOTIVATION | IMAN OUBOU

I always thought I was going to be a doctor, so I have a master’s degree in biomedical engineering and a bachelor’s in biochemistry and molecular biology. I’ve traveled to various countries helping to provide surgeries and basic checkups to locals.  One of the most fulfilling times of my life was when I worked with Moroccan surgeons in remote areas in the Souss Region. I worked 10-hour days often performing 60 operations a day, all with only  a 10 person crew! I have been going on medical missions since graduate school with the non-profit Mission To Heal, a non-profit medical missions organization that strives to help heal underserved people around the world. This organization helped train me to perform surgeries and provide care in poorly-resourced conditions. I’m so grateful to have met some of the most remarkable, selfless people, all while helping others in need of care.