Barbara was born in Beirut, Lebanon and she moved to the USA in 2003. Growing up, she frequently found herself lost in the tumultuous airs of war, as bullets were ringing by and rockets fell around her home. When the streets of Lebanon filled with victims, she witnessed the medical professionals in her family rushing to their rescue, opening up their clinics to care for the sick and the wounded, sometimes without electricity, and she vowed to complete her own journey dedicated to serving the ill when they need it the most. Barbara studied Biology at the University of Texas at Dallas, and subsequently pursued a Master of Science in Biotechnology at Johns Hopkins University. She is currently a medical student in her third year at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, and she hopes to become an OB/Gyn.