Hobbies
An image of a variety of symbols referring to different hobbies.
Welcome to my Hobbies page! Here you will find a collection of photos from events and activities I have participated in.
As a professor, my day-to-day schedule is kind off busy, but I try to maintain a balanced life and participate in some activities.
I love to travel because it enables me to embrace new opportunities and experiences such as ziplining, whitewater rafting, and penguin-petting in Dubai. I also like listening to music and audiobooks, drumming beats, telling cheesy jokes, and doing improv. Since I was young, I’ve avidly listened to audiobooks; I love the Harry Potter and Shirlock Homes series along with the works of Agatha Christie. To stay active, I like to do martial arts, rock climbing, and tandem biking. Hope you enjoyed learning a bit more about me!
(Please imagine this being read with a cheesy British accent.)
A picture of Mona on a gondola high above a city. She is wearing a white coat and a head scarf. Behind her the sun is setting and tall buildings can be seen. In the distance is a body of water.
A picture of Mona and a friend in a yellow go-kart. They are both wearing helmets and are smiling for the camera. It is sunny out.
A picture of Mona posing in front of a body of water. She is wearing a grey coat and a black hijab. Behind her is a low stone wall with a seabird perched to her left. Above the sky is blue with some white clouds hanging above.
A picture of Mona underground in a cavern. The cave is filled with a blue light. Mona stands in the center of the frame smiling. She Is wearing a dark jacket with a white scarf and hat.
An image of mona and two others posing behind of a penguin. All three are wearing a red, blue, and black jumpsuit. All around them the surrounding is white with snow. All three wear either a headscarf or a hat.
A picture of Mona in an all-white outfit and headscarf. She stands in front of a microphone and is smiling out at an audience.
A picture of a white and red cake. On top is an intricate design showing the protein structure of Urease in multi-colored frosting. Written in red on the side it reads, “Urease”
A picture of a group of people in blue jackets and red lifejackets on a yellow raft. Each one holds a red and white oar. Around them the water is rough.
A picture of mona in a pink shirt and black hijab. She is smiling and in her hands is a small baby Alligator. Behind her are palm trees and the sky is cloudy.
An image of Mona in a small rowboat looking back at the camera smiling. She is wearing a blue life preserver and sunglasses. In her hands is a steel oar. The boat is on a still blue lake during the day.Abve the sky is partially cloudy.
A picture of Mona feeding ducks in a driveway. She is wearing an intricate dress and black slacks. She is holding a bad of food as six black ducks gather around her.
A picture of feet wearing socks that show the skeletal formula of various molecules. These formulas are either in blue or pink.
A picture of Mona smiling for the camera. She is wearing a maroon sweater and black hijab, On the counter in front of her is a white and red cake. On top is an intricate design showing the protein structure of Urease in multi-colored frosting. Written in red on the side it reads, “Urease”. Behind her is a plaine white kitchen.
A picture of a figure clad in white mid-flip above a trampoline. Behind the figure are green trees.
A picture of Mona posing on the beach. She is wearing a cyan and navy dress. She is standing with her legs crossed and arms stretched out to either side in front of the ocean. Above the sky is clear and uncloudy.
A picture of Mona with a silver motorbike. She is sitting on the boke, with one leg to the side keep it up. Behind her is a parking lot full of various parked cars.
A picture of Mona posing in front of the Grand Canyon. She is wearing a blue dress and hijab. Behind her the canyons stretch for miles. And above the sky is a blue with large white clouds.
A picture of Mona posing in front of the Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi. She is wearing a beige coat with a black hijab. On either side of her are tall palm trees. The path to the hotel is paved with a checkered pattern of marble title. Above the sky is clear.
A picture of Mona smiling of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque is Abu Dhabi. She is wearing a beige coat with a black hijab. Behind her the mosque is made of white marble and accented in gold. Next to the mosque is a long reflecting pool. Above the sky is sunny and clear.
An image of Mona posing for the camera on a wooden bridge. She is wearing a blue shirt and black slacks with a pink head scarf. Behind her is a row of buildings built of brick with large chimneys coming out the top. Each roof has fake snow on top. Above the sky is a deep clear blue and it is sunny.
A picture of Mona in front of a waterfall. She is wearing a white coar and a brown head scarf. The waterfall is falling from a large brown stone formation. Behind Mona, a black metal fence can be seen.
A picture of Mona side-hugging a friend. In one hand she is holding her cane. The friend is holding a water bottle in her free hand. Behind them is a marble pillar and wall. It is sunny and shadows from the marble pillars can bee seen across the floor.