Adam Moine came to the United States from Tunisia with his brother and the dream of becoming an engineer. Despite juggling three jobs, working more than 60 hours a week, and navigating the difficulties that come along with living and studying in a new country, he found success at Wright College.

“The realization hit me when I was on the airplane [to the U.S.] that I did not know the language. I did not know the culture. I did not know other people than my brother. It was definitely hard to feel like I belonged until I came to Wright College,” Adam said.

Adam not only found a community during his his college journey, but he also became extremely involved. He secured a research internship at Western Michigan University and contributed to an academic research paper that was published in the American Society for Engineering Education. He also served as vice president of Wright’s chapter of the American Chemical Society and tutored more than 200 students.

“Collaborating with such amazing people really elevated my skills,” he said.

After graduating from Wright College as salutatorian, Adam is transferring to the Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he plans to study electrical engineering. He ultimately wants to become a neuroscientist.