Loyola University Chicago

Gannon Center for Women and Leadership


Sausan Loutfi

Sausan Loutfi
Naperville, IL

What are some of your interests outside of the Gannon Scholars? One of my passions is the liberation of Syria. While I am American by virtue, I am Syrian by blood. The crisis in Syria has been labeled as the greatest humanitarian crisis in our generation. On campus I am one of the co-founders of the student organization Students Organize for Syria, in which we raise awareness and funds for the current ongoing crisis in Syria.

How have you benefited from the Gannon Scholars program? The support and resources offered by the Gannon Scholars program are the perfect combination to yield success. While I struggled my first year at Loyola, the other women in the Gannon Scholars program were there to offer support, advice, and encouragement, ultimately giving me the confidence to pursue my dreams and continue my passions, despite any road blocks along the way. The sisterhood that comes from the program and the weekly check-ins during meetings have allowed me to exchange ideas with people and learn from others while simultaneously advancing myself professionally and academically.