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Jamaal Muwwakkil

Jamaal Muwwakkil

Alumni: 2012-2014

It was at LACC that I took my first Linguistics class with Professor Igoudin. I thought I knew what it was, but this was my very first opportunity to study linguistics academically and I became enamoured with it.

It was through the engagement with Professor Igoudin’s class that I decided to major in linguistics when I transferred to UCLA. While there, I became a Mellon Mays scholar and graduated with departmental and college honors. I have since enrolled in a PhD program at UC Santa Barbara in linguistics. None of this would have been possible without the support and encouragement I received from Professor Igoudin, and staff members like Kamale Harris in the Transfer Center.

Special thanks to Professor Ruiz who taught one of the most engaging English classes I have ever taken.

[Photo credit to Matt Perko]

About Jamaal Muwwakkil

I am a first generation college students who has transferred from LACC to UCLA and am currently enrolled in PhD program in linguistics at UC Santa Barbara. I just completed my MA in the program and was recently selected to be the the 2020-2021 UC student regent.