Educator, Artist, Writer
Lema Abuoqab is a student, an educator, artist, and writer. All of these qualities evolve around her love for children and pursuit of medicine. Lema grew up in Fort Myers, Florida where she attended Canterbury School from pre-school to twelfth grade. She is currently attending Tufts University and is double majoring in biology and biotechnology on the premedical track. She is heavily involved in maternal-fetal medicine research, and has one various awards for her contributions in laboratory research. Lema is also an active volunteer at local children’s hospitals.
In addition to her aspirations in medicine, Lema is passionate about children’s education and providing pathways to develop a love for the sciences at a young age. As the oldest of four children, she has become quite the connoisseur of bedtime stories, and is interested in how children’s literature can be improved to provide an interactive, engaging, and educational experience to young readers and inspire them to explore their own interests in the world of science.
Her first book, Eric’s Brain Elementary, teaches children about the brain’s complex functions and promotes awareness of their health and bodies. Eric’s Brain Elementary is currently available on Bookshop, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Her second book, Bella’s Digestive System Elementary, is currently in the works in hopes that this will become an entire series of published storybooks. Lema hopes to be able to continue to spread her love of helping children through empowering stories, and of course, commit her career to pediatric medicine in the future.