Currently a Junior at Lemont High School in Woodridge, Reema serves as a member of the Lemont physical education leadership class and an intern for the special education department, participating annually in the Chicago Polar Plunge benefitting the Special Olympics. A Section Leader and performer with Lemont’s Choral Society, she sings in her school’s musicals (Prior shows include High School Musical and Grease with Cinderella planned for 2019.) Motivated by rigorous debate on important civic issues, she competes as part of the Lemont’s Speech Team sharing her thoughts on the dangers of speeding and the stigma surrounding mental illness. Stemming from her strong commitment to community service, she also provides free readings to local children and works at local food pantries, Habitat for Humanity as well as Hope and Friendship. Over her summers at Rush Medical College, she engages students, ages 10-24 from diverse areas of Chicago, in hospital-based programs including One Summer Chicago and electronic medical record training. Her participation in the 2018 Genesis Academy Summer Institute galvanized her interest in combining social justice issues with her passions in music and children in the field of music therapy.