Article by Magda Danish
Hagar Abdel Aziz is a young Egyptian American born in San Francisco on January 30, 1989. She is the daughter of Dr. Mohab Mohamed, a long time resident of the Bay Area.Hagar has always been an exceptional student. She skipped her first grade in elementary school, then went on again to skip junior year in high school, making her only 16 when she entered college.
Hagar decided to major in Broadcasting at San Francisco State University which offers one of the top 5 programs for Broadcasting in the nation. During her last semester at SFSU, she enrolled in a Social Marketing course. Habitat for Humanity was their client and students were asked to create an advertising campaign for HFH’s new chapter- the Greater San Francisco area.
Hagar took over the producer role. She worked tirelessly with a team of 15 students, each handling a different aspect of the project including audio, video, marketing, design, production, etc. Needless to say, they were all overjoyed when Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco chose their team’s ad as the winning piece. But Hagar didn’t stop there. Encouraged by this remarkable distinction, she entered the commercial into becaFest, an award show that the department of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts at San Francisco State holds every year to recognize the most outstanding productions. Once again her dedication and her team’s hard work paid off and they won the prize for best TV advertisement. Their commercial will soon be aired on TV channels nationwide.
When asked to comment, Hagar said: “It was truly an accomplishment that I am very proud of. I hope that this commercial touches you the same way that it has touched me.”