Amira AbadirMechnical Engineering
Amira Abadir is a fourth-year student from Mitchellville, Maryland who is majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Sociology. Her hobbies include yoga, cooking, and hanging out in the Flag Building. Over the years she has been involved with the Georgia Tech Society of Black Engineers, GT Women in Engineering, GT Housing, and the GT MLK Student Board. Since 2016, she has also been a student assistant at the Center for Academic Success. Most recently she has participated in Diversity Ambassadors and the Black Women’s Initiative (BWI), a group partnered with the Women’s Resource Center developing strategies to improve the health, education, and resilience of black women on Georgia Tech’s campus. Through her work with BWI, she was awarded the 2017 Yvette Upton Empowerment Award. Named for the founding Director of the Women's Resource Center, this award acknowledges a person who symbolizes the service, support, and advocacy Upton provided to the women of Georgia Tech from 2000 to 2009. This past summer, Amira also had the opportunity to intern with Colgate-Palmolive as a Global Supply Chain Intern in Burlington, New Jersey. She then spent the Fall 2017 semester studying abroad at Georgia Tech-Lorraine in Metz, France where she visited 8 countries. Amira is excited to be back on campus and can’t wait to get back to work!