Jubril Lawal
Liberal Arts and Science
Hostos Student Ambassador
Honors Program

Jubril LawalJubril was born in Flatbush, New York in 1986 and raised in Ogun State, Nigeria from the age of one until he turned seventeen. In Nigeria, Jubril fell in love with the sciences and was part of the JET Club. In the year that he graduated and turned seventeen, he returned to the United States by himself to pursue a higher education and to find a job in a medical related field. Even though he struggled to find a job or a college that would accept him, Jubril pressed on and worked towards finding an educational institution that would provide him with all of the resources that he was looking for. In 2004, he ultimately chose to attend Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College, so that he could pursue a degree in Radiologic Technology. Jubril also found a job working as a home health aide, working overnight and attending school in the day.

Jubril was one of the first students to be recruited to be a part of a program at Hostos that had never existed in the City University of New York before, called the Hostos Student Leadership Academy. In the fall of 2007, he was part of a group of thirty-seven students to be inaugurated into the program. Jubril has served in his capacity as an Ambassador for three years and has worked his way to graduating with a degree in Radiologic Technology and is currently working on a second degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences. As an Ambassador, Jubril was expected to provide 40 hours of community service each semester and attend mandatory workshops each and every Friday from 3:30-5:30 to help him to develop his Leadership skills.

Jubril LawalDuring his tenure as a member of the Hostos Student Leadership Academy, Jubril has had the privilege to read the names of those tragically lost at the site of the World Trade Center events on September 11th, 2001. At that event, he was chosen to represent his home country, to acknowledge the loss of Nigerians on 9/11. Jubril has also had the chance to give testimony before the Board of Trustees and the City Council of New York City regarding the CUNY Compact. He has always received high praise for his ability to communicate difficult issues with those in power, to help to find solutions for the community at large. It is in this regard, that Jubril serves as a Community Board Member in Board 1 in the Bronx.

In the spring of 2010, Jubril was asked to be a member of the Honors Society at Hostos and he has excelled in his classes, maintaining a 3.5 GPA or higher throughout his entire stay at Hostos. Jubril LawalJubril is also a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society and is a Radiologic Technology employee at Saint Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx.

In the summer of 2010, Jubril was awarded a fellowship with the United States Department of Agriculture to study at risk plants in the society and to work on preservation ideas. Jubril is currently the President of the Environmental Science Club. Jubril serves as a tutor in Radiologic Technology and plans to study Bio-Chemistry at Stanford University in fall of 2012. He also loves the New York Yankees.

Jubril is currently being considered for the prestigious Kaplan Leadership Program Fellowship, which his brother, Qudus Lawal is already a 2010-2011 Fellowship member of.