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Olivia Durham

Olivia Durham was born in Manhattan and moved across the Hudson to Jersey City at 6 years old. She has attended five different schools all within walking distance of her home in McGinley Square, giving her a unique perspective on local education. Olivia will be a Senior at Lincoln High School where she is student …

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Marco Rezk

Marco Rezk lives by his motto every single day: “I want to help people.” Going to McNair Academic and then Dickinson High School, Marco now goes to New Jersey City University, where he is double majoring in political science and philosophy. He was born and raised in Jersey City, and wants to contribute to the …

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Hisham Hraiche

Hisham Hraiche is from Jersey City, having graduated from High Tech High School where he cofounded the mock trial club. In High Tech, he majored in drama, with a history of modeling and acting out of school, making appearances in commercials and in Law and Order, as well as appearing in magazines and billboards for …

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Allison Nguyen

Allison Nguyen is an incoming sophomore at the Rutgers Honors College in the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. She graduated from McNair Academic High School and was part of the National Honors Society and was a chemistry tutor. While her academic interests lie in the sciences and in healthcare, she is also very passionate about …

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Mussab Ali

Mussab Ali is a recent Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Rutgers-Newark University majoring in Biology and Economics where he served as the President of the Muslim Students Association. Mussab was first elected to the Jersey City Board of Education in 2017 in a grassroots campaign that was endorsed by Khizr Khan. Mussab became the youngest …

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Abeera Saeed

Abeera Saeed is a sophomore at Yale University studying Ethics, Politics and Economics with a concentration in Behavioral Economics. Hailing from, Jersey City, she is the co-founder of the ALI Leadership Institue, a nonprofit dedicated to training urban youth in low-income areas to become the activists, organizers, and grassroots leaders of tomorrow. She has also worked …

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