Farah Bui is a sophomore at Princeton University where she plans to major in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. She is from the small town of Fort Mill, South Carolina and it was here that she launched Notes of Hope Charity, an organization that provides free music lessons to under-privileged children and uses music to inspire children who have experienced difficulties “fitting in.” As founder and director, Farrah solicited donations of musical instruments, recruited volunteer musicians and teachers, and hosted benefit concerts. To date the organization has raised over $2000 from the concerts and collected over $15,000 worth of instruments.
She is also very involved with Palmetto Girls State, a one week leadership and citizenship training program aimed created to further educate outstanding women in high-school about state and location government. As an outstanding woman in high-school, Farrah was selected to and attended this program in 2009. Since then, she has returned to the program every year to assist in planning and coordinating the many activities and event that take place during the week.
At Princeton, Farrah works as a Research Assistant at the Human Working Memory Lab. She is involved in community outreach groups through various organizations and has planned several service projects on campus with the Undergraduate Student Government.