Sumaiya Sabnam ’23

Majors: Education Studies, Psychology, and Science in Society Program

My name is Sumaiya Sabnam, class of 2023. I am triple majoring in Education Studies, Psychology, and the Science in Society Program. In high school, I did a lot of work around education justice with a grassroots organization called Schools LA Students Deserve. My focus was on making Black lives matter in schools. I worked on policies that divested from the culture of criminalizing Black and brown students to investing in resources that will help Black and brown students.

While working with different organizations in high school, I saw the inequalities that schools in Black and brown neighborhoods face. In terms of career, I am not sure what exactly I want to do, but I know that I want to work toward bettering our education system so Black and brown students have access to the resources that they deserve.

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