Syeda Faryal Ali (IMC19)

“Medill taught me to brave ordeals like we braved the Chicago winter. To like, comment on and share incredible stories, beyond Instagram. To look forward to every day, like we looked forward to free food on campus. To build each other up with the snap of our fingers, the way Jim Lecinski taught us. To hold onto our dreams, like we held onto our Starbucks for every 9 a.m. class. To make an impact on those around us, in whatever capacity we could and understand that when things weren’t going our way, we always had the option to pivot.”

Headshot of Syeda Faryal Ali.