- Vernon Hills, IL
What are some of your interests and involvement outside the Gannon Scholars program?
I'm currently involved in psychology research, which examines the psychosocial factors that impact obesity rates in youth in Chicago. In addition to my research, I also tutor inner-city high school kids to prepare them for the ACT. I am also involved in the Muslim Student Association on campus, and I recently interned with Muslim American Leadership Alliance – a non-for-profit that focuses on collecting the stories of Muslim Americans, which often go unnoticed and uncared for in American society today.
How have you benefited from the Gannon Scholars program?
Since the first day of freshman year, the Gannon Scholars program has allowed me to feel a very strong sense of community at Loyola. Throughout my freshman year, the discussions that we had have helped me gained a deeper understanding of my values and beliefs, while also showing me how much more I have to learn about myself and the world. Additionally, gaining the mentorship of the older Gannon Scholars has been truly invaluable.