Congratulations to Maysam Daghestani, one of our 2020 MVEC Scholarship recipients! Maysam attends the Mathematics and Science Academy (MSA) at UTRGV where she simultaneously earned her high school diploma while enrolling full time at UTRGV. She is a full time undergraduate research student at the Organic Medicinal Chemistry Research Lab. Maysam has competed at the Regional and State Science and Engineering Fairs, and ranked among the finalists. As an active member of the Technology Student Association (TSA), Maysam has competed at the Regional, State, and National level.
Maysam is the founder and president of the TSA Chapter at MSA. She also served as the Regional President of RGV TSA leading 18 chapters across the valley. Maysam has earned President’s List recognition for her 4 semesters at UTRGV, is a National AP Scholar, and is a member of the National Honor Society.
As a healthcare advocate, Maysam served as the President of the Healthy South Texas Ambassador Initiative, to promote health education across the state of Texas. Along with these positions, she is active in humanitarian efforts for her mother country of Syria and the border town of McAllen.
Maysam will attend the University of Texas at Austin, where she plans to major in Nutrition, and eventually pursue a career in dentistry.