Can you imagine going to an airport one day, meeting a king, falling in love with him, and then becoming a queen? Or being well known for all the great things that you did, and changing the world? Or even having a whole new religion, culture, and a whole new environment and not being 100% accepted a queen because you are American-Arab, but you are still able to make an impact on the world, and change it in a positive, better way? That is what my hero, Queen Noor did.
Queen Noor, born as Lisa Najeeb Halaby, was born on August 23, 1951 in Washington, DC. Noor’s father, Najeeb Elias Halaby was born in Dallas, Texas of a Syrian descent, was a U.S. navy pilot, lawyer, and was head of the Federal Aviation Administration under president John F. Kennedy. Her mother Doris Carlquist, was born in Leavenworth, Washington, and studied political science.…show more content… In 1969 she enrolled with the first mixed-gender freshman class at Princeton university, where she received a bachelor’s degree in architecture and urban planning. After graduation, Noor worked in urban design in Philadelphia in Sydney, Australia and in Tehran. She first went to Jordan while working for Arab Air Services, and company partly owned by her father. In 1971, she became director of facilities design and architecture for Alia, the royal Jordanian