Leen Abozaid

2022 Fulbright Scholar

Leen Abozaid

Leen Abozaid

Leen Abozaid has earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach English in Jordan.

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study and teaching opportunities in more than 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students. Administered in the U.S. by the Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Fulbright program was established in 1946 to promote international goodwill through education and cultural exchange.

I hope that this experience will allow me to become a better-informed denizen of the society that I grew up in."

Undergraduate Achievements:

Earned two bachelor’s degrees from the College of Arts & Sciences in May 2020 in biology and psychology. Expects to graduate July 2022 with a master’s of science in physiology and biophysics from the School of Medicine. She was also awarded a 2022 Critical Language Scholarship to Jordan to strengthen her Arabic skills.

Leen served as vice president of the UofL Muslim Students Association and president of Louisville Students for Justice in Palestine. She is a nationally published author who is an active performer in slam poetry in Louisville.


The Jordan-born Leen wants to immerse herself “within the place that my grandparents and parents called home as displaced refugees from Palestine.”


Crestwood, Kentucky

High School:

South Oldham High School (2016)


Kefah Khalil and Suleiman Abozaid