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  • Name: Sofia Ahmed

    Recipient Year: 2021

    Bio: Sofia Ahmed is a student at Columbia Graduate School of Journalism who is passionate about the art of storytelling, politics, and social justice issues. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Politics from Scripps College. For her senior thesis, she conducted in depth interviews with Muslim American community leaders and students to analyze the relationship between state sponsored surveillance and Muslim American political expression. She is excited to transfer her expertise and political knowledge outside of academia and to explore the world of journalism. Always smiling and positive, her personality matches the sunny and vibrant town in which she grew up, Phoenix, Arizona. In her free time she enjoys reading, exploring new cuisines, and making her friends and family laugh.

    School Name: Columbia University

    Major: Journalism

    Sponsor: Ghulam and Arifa Azad Family Scholarship