Bahareh Karami North Carolina State University
One of the victims killed in the Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 crash was an alumna of North Carolina State University, according to the school.
Bahareh Karami received a master’s degree in environmental engineering in 2012, the school said. She’s remembered for her “perseverance and optimism.”
“She initially had a tough time in grad school,” said Francis de los Reyes, an engineering professor who was her mentor. “But she stuck to it and I was so proud of her when she graduated. She had a bright future ahead of her.”
Karami’s employer, the Regional Municipality of York in Canada, lowered flags to half-staff in her honor, the school said.
Karami spoke four languages and earned a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering at the University of Tehran in 2009, then received an international certificate in health, safety and environmental training from the United Nations Association of Iran.