My name is T.J. Murray and I am from Scranton, Pennsylvania. I am a junior studying mechanical engineering, engineering & public policy, and Arabic at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.
On campus, I’m a member of the football team and the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, as well as being an RA.
I became interested in studying abroad after taking 3 Arabic courses and learning about our Carnegie Mellon campus in Doha, Qatar. Then, I was selected for CMU’s IMPAQT program and went to Doha last Spring with other CMU students.
I knew I wanted to go abroad while in college, and after a week in Doha I realized I wanted to go back to the Middle East. Throughout the semester, I will try to thank everyone who’s helped me with this process and guided me along the way.