Nawal Karam is a Syrian who was born and raised in Oregon. Currently living in Portland, she hopes to stay close to home for college. She is undecided about which university she will be attending, but will major in biology with the goal of becoming an orthodontist. She plans to provide support to the LGBT community at her future university by starting a club where people can openly talk about their struggles. Nawal received the Kevin Mossier and Pride Foundation Community scholarships.