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  • Name: Talia Basma

    Recipient Year: 2017

    Bio: Talia Basma is currently pursing her BA at UC Davis. During high school was when Talia decided she wanted to be an English teacher and master the world of creative writing. In that time she joined Global Glimpse and is now an ambassador; she also extended her volunteer work with GiveLight Foundation which she started doing in middle school. Talia’s love for reading and writing has only grown since then. After, she was awarded the Ohlone Promise Scholarship and got her general education done at Ohlone Community college where she worked on and published an article with Huffington Post. In her free time, she works on her books and blog writing about fiction to political issues ranging from education, culture, and civil rights. In fact, this past summer she self published her first poetrycollection. When she’s not writing, she’s traveling with friends and family around to world to places like Lebanon, Barcelona and Greece. With two more years to go she’s now transferred to UC Davis excited for the journey ahead.

    School Name: UC Berkeley

    Major: Creative Writing

    Sponsor: ISF-Shia Association of the Bay Area (SABA)