Sarah Albanawi: Portrait of a 2017 SVSU graduate

Driven to solve complex problems, Sarah Albanawi knows her choices defy some preconceptions.

The May 2017 graduate of Saginaw Valley State University began her push against convention the day she decided to move across the planet to pursue a bachelor's degree. And the native of Saudi Arabia continued to defy convention when she decided to pursue that degree in electrical engineering, a choice of study rarely pursued by women.

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