Lauren Dickinson, Lecturer, Seattle University

Munira presented at my master level social work class. Her informative presentation provided my students with essential knowledge of the Somali culture and Muslim religion, specifically regarding how these cultural and religious factors can impact a patient’s experience within the healthcare setting. My students’ favorite part of the presentation was the case examples. Munira challenged my students to think critically and consider how culture impacted our perceptions of behavior by providing real cases that she has had to work through as a clinician. Munira’s demeanor is lighthearted and welcoming. She provided a safe environment for my students to ask questions and provide feedback. I feel so lucky to have had Munira come present to my class, my students and I are stronger clinicians for it.