IIOP O&P Student of the Quarter Wadad Lahoud
Wadad Lahoud was born and raised in Houston, Texas, but her family is originally from Beirut, Lebanon. She graduated with a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Houston. During her undergrad she had the opportunity to work with a nonprofit organization called eNABLE that 3D printed mechanical transradial arms for children with upper limb amputations. She later went on to work on two different 3D printed myoelectric arms, one of which won first place in a poster competition at A&M university. She is a huge advocate of Camp No Limits, a camp for children with limb differences and their families. She’s been volunteering with Camp No Limits since 2017 and plans to do so throughout her career as a student and a professional. She enjoys playing recreational sports like basketball, volleyball and ultimate frisbee. Wadad also enjoys photography, videography, and traveling in her free time. She particularly enjoyed visiting Jordan last year and exploring Petra and the Dead Sea.