Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, in 2019 Moriah Muhammad graduated from Rhodes College with a Bachelors of Science in Neuroscience and a minor in Anthropology and Sociology. As an undergraduate, Moriah was a member of the Rhodes College Women’s basketball team, the Black Student Association, and The Kinney Service Program. She studied abroad in South Africa in the summer of 2018. After serving with Impact America, Moriah plans to become a dentist and eventually open a mobile dental clinic to bring people in underserved communities in Memphis access to free dental care. 

 

What was your most meaningful experience or extracirricular activity in undergrad and why?

The most memorable trip I’ve been on was to South Africa.The music, the food, and hospitality in Johannesburg and the township of Soweto were unmatched. The people of Soweto were so hospitable and willing to share their struggles and culture. Their spirits were strong and it was apparent that many of them were still dealing with the effects of the Apartheid but it was inspiring to see how much they valued community and wanted to reinvigorate their community and culture.

 

What is your favorite quote?

“We are all gifted, but we have to discover the gift, uncover the gift, nurture and develop the gift and use it for the Glory of God and the liberation of our people from struggle.” 

 

What’s something you like to do for fun?

For fun I like to bake and binge watch tv shows. When I am feeling more energetic I like to go on adventures and discover new places to enjoy nature.