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Lourin Younan, Undergraduate Student, Wayne State University
Winning Futures Class of 2016

Lourin immigrated to the United States from Iraq when she was 8 years old. She’d struggled with self-confidence from trying to juggle her new American life and her Chaldean identity. As a senior at Madison High School, Lourin also struggled with the college application process; she would be the first in her family to attend college and the process was overwhelming. Her mentor, Monica Labe, member at Dickinson Wright and Winning Futures board member, helped Lourin identify her strengths and weaknesses. Monica guided Lourin in identifying her educational goals and finding a school that felt right. Since then, Lourin has studied at Oakland Community College and transferred to Wayne State University where she is studying business administration with a focus on management. When Lourin isn’t busy with school, or volunteering at her church, she works part time as a product specialist for Apple.

“My mentor helped me realize that I can accomplish much more than I thought,” said Lourin. “Now, I am reaching my goals with more focus because I have clear expectations for my future.”