Qusay Hussein will tell his story of being a victim of a suicide bomb attack in Mosul, Iraq, loss of his eyesight, extended medical care of Doctors Without Borders and remarkable recovery to his current life in Austin as an ACC graduate, university student and supporter of Refugee Services of Texas.
About our speaker:
Qusay Hussein, 31, is a college student, interpreter, advocate, and a motivational speaker. In 2006, he survived a suicide bombing in Mosul, Iraq, but he suffered many injuries and lost his sight. Hussein served as a patient-counselor for Doctors without Borders during his time as a refugee in Jordan from 2010 to 2012.
Hussein currently serves on the Association Committee for the Board of Directors of Doctors Without Borders, as well as the Advisory Committee for Refugee Services of Texas where he interprets for Arabic-speaking refugees. He also currently serves on the UT Austin Student Advisory Committee for students with disabilities. He is also on the Board for the Austin Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind, and previously served on the Board of the Texas Association of Blind Students (2016-2018). He is co-chair of the Community Advisory Council for the Texas Center for Disability Studies (CAC). In addition, he mentors incoming students at Austin Community College and served as Vice-President at Large for the Alpha Gamma Pi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (2017-2018).
In May 2018, Hussein earned an associate degree from Austin Community College, and was the student keynote speaker at the commencement ceremony where he also received the ACC presidential student achievement award. He is currently working on a dual degree program in Psychology and Social Work at the University of Texas at Austin. Hussein plans to become a doctor in psychology.
For more information visit qusayhussein.org.
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