Rehona Zamani recently became the first woman in her family to receive a university degree.
“I’m very proud of that,” she says. “This is a big milestone for my family.”
The daughter of refugees from Afghanistan, Zamani graduated from the University of Toronto with a double major in global health and nutritional sciences, and a minor in immunology.
A degree from the Faculty of Arts & Science is just the latest of Zamani’s many honours. She has received Toronto Community Housing’s Investing in Our Diversity Scholarship, a Terry Fox Humanitarian Award and the Annie L. Laird Prize in Nutritional Sciences.
Zamani, a student at Victoria College, has made a point of giving back to the communities and organizations that are important in her life. She was a mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program until her third year and continues to be a mentor and youth leader at Toronto Community Housing.
What’s next? Zamani was recently accepted into U of T’s Faculty of Medicine.