Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences in the space below (1000 character maximum).
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Every volunteer opportunity I have taken a part in has left a unique imprint in my mind. The imprint to stand out the most comes from my role as an Arabic interpreter at The Loudoun Free Clinic. Due to the scarcity of Arabic interpreters, I was a very useful resource to the clinic. I was able to use a language I never expected to speak outside of my home to help others. Since the clinic is only for those who are less privileged financially, I really felt like I was benefiting my community. Not only did I benefit several patients, but I also benefited myself. A few years ago I became interested in the medical field and volunteering at the clinic has done anything but discourage me to pursue this career. I received a "sneak-peak" into the life of a doctor and into the medical field in general by being in the same room as the doctor and patient and by observing the interactions between them. A hospital environment, such as this one, seems like a very fitting place for me in the future.