Jamal is an Elementary Education major originally from Chicago. Experiencing, and ultimately overcoming challenges he had in his local high school inspired Jamal to pursue teaching and eventually to be a leader in his field. He states his goal is to return to Chicago Public School and help younger generations believe and achieve their dreams.
While at Northern, Jamal is focusing on his graduation. As the first male in his family to attend college, he feels that he has an opportunity to set an example for future generations that going to college is a privilege and something to be proud of.
Jamal brings his outstanding communication and listening skills, and his positive attitude to the Northern Light Ambassador program. He feels that having strong communication and listening skills, and a positive attitude is extremely important in teaching and in everyday life. He feels that having these attributes opens up opportunities for him every day.