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Explore your purpose: Bushra Amiwala

Nov. 8, 2018

Meet Bushra Amiwala, a DePaul student who combines her academics and faith in her pursuit to make an impact in public policy. Amiwala was the first Pakistani woman and youngest candidate to ever get her name on a Cook County ballot. Her dedication to increasing representation in politics has gotten the attention of many national media outlets including "TIME magazine," "Teen Vogue," "Glamour" magazine and "The New York Times." 

While Amiwala did not win her race, she continues to advocate for youth activism speaking at more than 40 high schools and colleges to get her message out. DePaul’s Division of Mission and Ministry recognizes Amiwala for blending her academic goals with a deeper sense of purpose.


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