From the Nominator
Seattle University (SU) Magazine chose to feature Haleema Bharoocha, a young SU alumna who is making a difference in her community. The senior writer conducted an interview with Bharoocha via Zoom and continued to work with the alumna as more information about her organization’s data became available. The piece resulted in a powerful profile highlighting Bharoocha’s academic and professional accomplishments, with a special focus on the difference her work has made for Bay Area communities day in and day out, which was only amplified during the pandemic.
From the Judges
A strong entry both for the prescience of the subject matter and its focus on the efforts of a young alumna already making a significant impact in advocacy for gender equity. Particularly inspirational for young alumni, who are generally thought of as too nascent in their career development to make a significant change so soon after their graduation.