Office of the President

2020-21 President's Scholars

Sahar Kebriaei

Sahar Kebriaei

Siu Family President’s Scholar

Major: Biology

College of Science

University Programs: Student Health Advisory Committee, Pre-Medical Student Association Club 

Emerging dental disciplines led Sahar Kebriaei to pursue her microbiology major toward a career of becoming a cosmetic dentist. “Advancement in the field is helping people who may struggle with dental issues to get their smiles and joy back,” she says. In addition to her on campus involvement, Sahar volunteers as a dental assistant in the community and at Kaiser Permanente. She is inspired by her professors, Dr. Shayda Kafai, who reminds students to prioritize mental health to ensure success, and Dr. Thomas Osberger and Dr. Wendy Dixon. Helping her toward graduation is the support of her family who have “sacrificed so much for me to be here. They left their belongings, their perfect careers, and all they cared about so that I can become the best version of myself in a place that has so many opportunities to offer. I am doing my best to be able to give back to those who have been supporting me through difficult times, as well as the Cal Poly Pomona community.”