Shaimaa Aly explains why she is running for the board of Broadlawns Medical Center, Polk County’s public hospital.
My name is Shaimaa (shy-ma) Aly. I was born and raised in Cairo, Egypt to an upper middle-class family of three kids, two boys and a girl.
My mom is a dermatologist specializing in facial cosmetic surgery. My dad was an economics professor and a government official who believed that quality education is the key to success, so my siblings and I were sent to private Catholic schools growing up.
As a Muslim who attended a Catholic school, I learned to embrace different religions, points of view and peoples.Continue Reading...