Merette is from Cairo, Egypt and graduated from St. Louis University in 2016 with a degree in Public Health, Business, Managment, Int'l Studies and Local/Global Social Justice Studies. This year Merette is working as a Patient Advocate at the Community of Hope Family Health and Birth Center in Washington, DC.
Where did the time go?! How is it almost October already?! I still remember my first day… it was a memorable one, to say the least, but as I boarded the metro, I read a poem, a powerful prayer, perfectly-timed, and challenging. The prayer by Joyce Rupp on New Beginnings, forced one to imagine one’s self at a gate and observe its shape, size, color, and more importantly, the detailed symbols (words or phrase) etched, greeting you as you walk in, capturing its significance and your hope. I giggled at God’s irony and sense of humor with such a perfect reflection for a first day.