Mina Youssef (SJA Class of 2016)
Mina moved with his family to the United States from Egypt in 2007. Upon graduating from SJA, Mina and his family chose St. John’s Jesuit High School, already familiar with the reputation of Jesuit schools in Egypt.
Mina is an Ambassador as well as an Admissions Ambassador for SJJ. He is a member of the Christian Core Team. Mina volunteers at a local nursing home, Lakes of Monclova. He also plans to volunteer at a hospice center for his junior service project. His favorite class is U.S. Government. “My time at SJA really prepared me for my high school experience. Especially in helping me with time management skills. The teachers at SJA work with you on a personal level and want you to succeed.”
Mina throws the shotput for SJJ track and field. He plans to take an international immersion trip this summer to experience serving marginalized populations in another country. Mina recently completed the R.E.A.C.H. Program at UTMC. He had the opportunity to shadow different disciplines in the health field which was a great experience.
When asked about college and future career plans, Mina is just beginning his search process: “The fields that I am interested in are criminal justice, aviation, civil engineering, and architectural engineering.”