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Hiba Al Hinai

Hiba in cap and gown with horse

Degree: B.S in International Studies, Equine Studies minor with an emphasis in equine assisted activities and therapies, May 2019

Career: Hiba Al Hinai is currently working in a private school owned by her family, where she manages the elementary section of the school. She is a key member in a current project of opening a third branch of the school. She is also working to introduce a division within the school that serves students’ who have special educational needs and disabilities.

Undergraduate Research: During her Senior year, Al Hinai volunteered in On Eagles’ Wings Therapeutic Horsemanship Center and prepared to be a PATH International Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor (CTRI). She attended workshops, conferences and took related courses to gain experience and knowledge to introduce equine assisted activities and therapies in the Sultanate of Oman by being the first PATH International CTRI in her country!

WVU Student Organizations: Al Hinai was a member of The National Society of Leadership and Success, the WVU Equestrian Team, and volunteered at Stepping Stones Recreation for People with Disabilities, Sundale Nursing Home, and On Eagles’ Wings Therapeutic Horsemanship Center.

About Attending WVU: “As an international student, I am very proud to be a WVU equine studies alumni. I have learned from and enjoyed the hands-on and theory courses. The program gave me an international perspective on the equine industry and prepared me well to enter the industry. Of all the things I learned the most important lesson was to never stop learning and never give up on your career goals.”