Her journey at Pacific has been longer than expected but the contributions she has made have been worthwhile. Husna Mohammadi ’11 is a speech-language pathology undergraduate student who holds three jobs and numerous student leadership and community roles. Mohammadi is the Individual Tutor Program Manager at the Center for Community Involvement (CCI) at Pacific, Lead Instructional Assistant at Therapeutic Pathways Inc, The Kendall School in Tracy, and an entrepreneur business owner of Amway Global Incorporated.
Mohammadi entered Pacific as an education major and later transitioned to speech-language pathology after being inspired by a University alumnus on how speech therapy made a difference in education. She chose Pacific for its small class size, faculty to student ratio, and curriculum.
She is no stranger to giving back and making a difference in the community and the world. As her last wish, Mohammadi’s mother Kamila Mohammadi who suffered from kidney disease, donated her family’s land in Kabul, Afghanistan to James Rolfe ’68, Arthur Dugoni School of Dentistry, for his Afghan Dental Relief Project (ADRP) and clinic.
After her mom passed away, Mohammadi took a semester off to regroup. Her primary responsibilities now include taking care of her two younger siblings.
In Tracy, Mohammadi is the founder of the Muslim Youth Leadership with nearly 40 members who fundraise for about 250 meals at homeless feeds. She spends the majority of her time in Stockton and at Pacific organizing events in her role as a Student Ambassador to the Pacific Speech-Language Alumni Association, organizing and implementing fundraisers for the Pacific National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association Chapter, and volunteering as a lead for the Very Special People, VSP, Bowling program.
“I enjoy making a difference in the community and changing the world and am a strong believer in individual responsibility,” said Mohammadi. “My mom showed me how to love my community and my dad taught me to have strength and perseverance in staying strong,” she added.
Mohammadi recently received the Pacific Women’s Resource Center’s Women of Distinction Award after being nominated by her CCI supervisor Erin Rausch, Director of CCI. “Husna maintains a vision for the future of our global community that is complete with optimism, justice, and a place for every human,” said Erin.
Mohammadi has been accepted to the Speech-Language Pathology 15-month Graduate program here at the School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree at the University’s 2011 Commencement ceremony.
By Dua Her '09