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  • Name: Bushra Amiwala

    Recipient Year: 2018|2023|2019

    Major: MBA, Marketing, Public Policy Studies

    Description: Bushra Amiwala is an award-winning activist, media icon, dynamic speaker and the first Gen Z elected official in the United States. At the age of 19, she announced her candidacy for the Cook County Board of Commissioners, with the goal to serve as a voice for her underrepresented generation and other marginalized communities. She is empowering communities and breaking barriers and stands as a shining example of resilience and determination in her pursuit of positive change. Bushra has spoken at countless colleges and universities, organizations and international companies, with live audiences ranging from 25 to 15,000 people. She holds her elected seat on the Skokie Board of Education, as its youngest member, is a candidate at Kellogg, Northwestern School of Management pursuing her MBA part-time and continues to work as a Solutions Consultant at Google.

    School Name: DePaul University

    Sponsor: Alshurafa Family Scholarship|Linda Sarsour Courage Scholarship

    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bushra-amiwala-/