I am a Palestinian-American studying political science in Oregon. I plan to apply to graduate school in the next year in order to pursue a masters degree in political economy. I enjoy surfing, reading, writing, and playing futbol. Palestine activism has made me feel like I have a community in a country where Palestinians are undermined, scorned, and lied about daily. Taking part in the BDS movement at my school opened my eyes to the ways in which I can do better in my life and be more effective: both as an activist and as a scholar.