Hamid El-Darwich

Hamid, 21, is in his fourth year at Lebanese American University (LAU) in Byblos, Lebanon, where he is studying civil engineering with a minor in mathematics. He hopes to earn his PhD in fracture mechanics in the United States.

To help educate others, Hamid hosts an educational YouTube channel called Civil Engineering Philosophy, in which he discusses topics such as engineering, mathematics and critical thinking. Not surprisingly, his favorite quote is “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself,” by John Dewey.

His other interests include reading books, especially philosophical fiction and romance.

Hamid’s family is originally from Akka, Palestine, and currently lives in Tyre, Lebanon. His dream is to see his homeland and visit his "brothers and sisters” in Gaza.