Safa Jebri

"Hakuna Matata!"

Author Bio

My name is Safa and I am a 21 year-old Tunisian student at MIT. I lived in Tunisia and Germany, and somehow ended up here, in the United States of America. My passion for technology and sciences brought me all the way to Cambridge, MA, in order to learn from the best. Here, I am constantly exposed to new experiences and challenging situations that help me grow everyday. My hope is to share some of these experiences through StudyAdvantage with anyone who’s interested in following a similar path, or just curious about what the life of an international student at MIT looks like!


Hometown Ariana, Tunisia
Lives Cambridge (Greater Boston Area), MA, USA
High School Education Tunisian Baccalaureate, Pioneer High School Bayram 5th, Menzah 8, Tunisia
Studying S.B. in Engineering with a concentration in Control, Instrumentation and Robotics (CIR)
Graduating 2019
Extracurriculars MIT Robotics Team, MIT IEEE, Wallah We Can, Tunisia@MIT, Arab Students Organization
Interests Education, Technology, Women Empowerment, Fitness, Reading, Baking
Future Plans Build cool mechanical systems; Hopefully be able to work in the field of space exploration; Help the development of my home country Tunisia; Share my passion for technologies with younger generations

Posts by Safa Jebri

Election Season: Between Post-apocalyptic Feelings and (still) Hopeful Thoughts

Published: November 13, 2016

    November 9th, 2016. It took me a second to remember what had happened the night before. Trump is today the president-elect of the United States of America. It still sounded like a joke. As I walked trough Lobby 7, heading to my 9:30 am Writing and Experience class, I saw these large blank sheets of paper asking passers-by to share their fears and hopes regarding the recent developments. It was clear that most of MIT shared my disbelief. I could see it on people’s faces. It seems like living in a community that celebrates diversity and progressive values as proudly…

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