Bushra Amiwala is a Chicago native, activist, DePaul University Sophomore and former candidate for the Cook County Board of Commissioners. At the age of 19 she announced her candidacy for the Cook County Board of Commissioners to serve as a voice for her underrepresented generation and other marginalized communities. Her campaign has been covered nationally by TIME magazine, Teen Vogue, Scholastic Magazine and Seventeen magazine to name a few. Bushra’s passion for various issues and organizations lead her to decide to run for office and her campaign resulted in historical voter turnout, making her a strong second with 13,500 votes. She was the youngest person and first Muslim woman to ever run for this seat and was recently named Glamour Magazine’s College Woman of the Year for 2018. Bushra is an undergraduate junior at DePaul University, majoring in Marketing and Finance with a double minor in Community Service Studies and Public Policy Studies. She hopes to one day be the CEO of her non-profit organization.
Areas of interest
- National Security/Law