Graduate Student Spotlight | Reham Eltomy
"I enjoy the community feeling at Hood College. In addition to being a graduate student, I am also a teaching assistant, so I have the opportunity to get to know students and learn from them too."
Reham Eltomy, M.S. Information Technology
- Information Technology (M.S.)
- Computer Science (M.S.)
- Management Information Systems (M.S.)
- Cybersecurity (M.S., C)
- Computer Science & Information Technology
Reham Eltomy is an international graduate student in Hood College's Master of Science in Information Technology program, as well as the President of the Hood Graduate Student Association (GSA). Reham is expected to graduate in 2022. Outside of Hood, Reham has worked in the IT field for over 20 years in four different countries.
Tell us about your educational and career background.
I have worked in the IT field for the past 20 years in different positions, and I am about to finish my Master's in Information Technology at Hood College. I have also worked in different countries—Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States—so I have been exposed to a lot of diversity.
Why did you choose Hood College and this program?
The fact that Hood College is not a big campus makes it easy for students, faculty and staff to get to know each other.
What do you enjoy most about being at Hood College?
I enjoy the community feeling at Hood College. In addition to being a graduate student, I am also a teaching assistant, so I have the opportunity to get to know students and learn from them too.
What motivated you to apply for the GSA president position?
I wanted to learn about graduate student life and have a chance to meet more students. I believe that after getting out of a tough pandemic year, we have a lot we want to do. The GSA started by organizing a movie night and we are organizing interactive events to help graduate students feel connected.