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Tala Elfaki
Tala Elfaki

Hometown: Sycamore, Illinois, born in Sudan, Africa
Major: Biology (Pre-med)
Future Plans: Apply to dental school

Tala Elfaki chose the University of Illinois Springfield because of the small class sizes and the ability to interact with professors. “What I love most about UIS is the way students and professional staff can build close relationships and both rely on each other for suggestions, help and support to make campus life better,” she said. Elfaki is an east campus apartments resident assistant and a member of the Capital Scholars Honors Program. She is co-president of the Black Student Union and marketing director for HOSA- Pre-Health Professionals. She is also involved with the International Student Association and African Student Association. Following graduation from UIS, she plans to apply for dental school.

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