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Kamali is a 4th year M.D/M.B.A student at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. She began fencing her freshman year at Teaneck High School and became a member of the Peter Westbrook Foundation (New York City, NY) in 2006. Despite her limited fencing experience, Kamali was recruited by the Temple University fencing team. During her four years as a Temple Owl, she went on to become a four-time NCAA Championship qualifier, a second team All-American, and the first four-time NIWFA conference champion. Her performance inside the classroom and on the fencing strip earned the title of Student Athlete of the Year at Temple University twice (2011, 2012). Kamali graduated from Temple University with honors, a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology. and a minor in Psychology.

Post-graduation, Kamali matriculated into RWJMS and began competing internationally for Team USA.  During the 2015-2016 Olympic qualifying year, she was a three-time national silver medalist. After a strenuous, yet rewarding season she finished 6th on the national point standings and won the 2016 National Championships. Kamali is a member of the 2019 national team, completing research in the sports medicine division in the department of orthopedic surgery at NYU, and studying to become a orthopedic sports medicine surgeon. She is also an 2018-2019 author for Doximity. Kamali is currently training for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team.

 

 

Fencing Accomplishments

➢ U.S National Team Member (2019)

➢ Pan American Team Champion (2019)

➢ Division I Women’s Saber National Silver Medalist (2015, 2018, 2019)

➢ Women in Sports Foundation Travel & Training Grant Recipient (2017, 2018)

➢ Division I Women’s Saber National Champion (2016)

➢ World University Games Team Member (2013)

➢ PNC Student Athlete of the Year (2011, 2012)

➢ Second Team All-American (2012)

➢ 4-Time NCAA qualifier (2008 – 2012)