Student Spotlight: Hassan Sadruddin

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“I’m a dreamer,” he said. And that’s an understatement.

While Hassan Sadruddin’s ambitions of living in New York never fully faded, his appreciation for Birmingham has grown more vibrant than ever. “I lived in Hoover since I was seven, and I always felt like I had to travel elsewhere if I wanted to do anything.”

That same mentality applied to his college choice, too. Hassan didn’t intend to study at UAB, and even considered transferring; but, after being selected to serve as an Orientation Leader and learning about the university, he “fell in love. There’s nowhere else I’d rather be.”

"Public health helps you notice the problems that have been hiding in front of you your whole life, and gives you the skills to find solutions."

Hassan, a pre-medicine student, found his interest in public health during a family trip to Pakistan. “It’s stunning to see how little other people have, even among the most basic things.” He plans to pursue pediatric medicine, with the goal of travelling to deliver care in underprivileged countries. Hassan says his degree in public health will give him a competitive edge. “Public health helps you notice the problems that have been hiding in front of you your whole life, and gives you the skills to find solutions,” he said.

In the meantime, he’s promoting those around him in a different way. He recently launched a website, LostInBirmingham.com, with the goal of showcasing the places and faces behind Birmingham’s cultural renaissance. And, Hassan just launched his student organization, Style UAB, to provide an outlet for those interested in fashion, cosmetics, style, and art. “If I have an idea and I want to do it, I’m going to find a way to do it.”

More information regarding Style UAB can be found on BSync.