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Omama Altaleb-2015 Recipient

Omama Altaleb

Major: Journalism
Degree: M.A.
School: American University
Sponsor: Ghulam and Arifa Azad Family Scholarship in Journalism


Omama Altaleb is a journalist pursuing her M.A. in Interactive Journalism at American University. She graduated from George Mason University with a B.A. in Communication in 2015.

She is the founder and editor-in-chief of the American-Muslim women’s online-only lifestyle magazine Layali Webzine. She works as a digital editor and writer for WTOP News & Radio in Washington, D.C. In 2014, she interned at Gannett and USA Today in McLean, Va and continued as a contributing writer for USA Today College.  In 2012, Omama was recognized by the American News Women’s Club as an aspiring female journalist. Omama is an active community member with a deep passion for writing, photography, news, fitness and travel.

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