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Samah Elhassan

UPPF Graduate Assistant

Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement


Samah Elhassan graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in May 2020 with her B.A in Applied Psychology, she is a member of Psi Chi International Psychology Honors Society. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Social Work. During her undergrad years she held multiple positions. She was a Peer Success Coach at the African American Academic Network mentoring first year and transfer students for an entire academic year. She was also a Teacher’s Assistant for an Occupational Therapy class offered at UIC for a semester. She completed an internship volunteering at the Chicago Youth Center as a counselor and a teacher assistant. She is currently a Group Support Leader facilitating group sessions at the Counseling Center at UIC. Samah hopes to become a Licensed Social Worker and open her own practice as a Therapist.