zain

ZAIN ALAM

HOMETOWN:
Kennesaw, GA                         
HIGH SCHOOL:
Kennesaw Mountain High School     
MAJOR:
College of Social Studies; South Asian Studies and International Relations certificates
THESIS:

Dreams and Disappointment: India’s Muslims, the Muhajir, and the Making of Pakistan

ACTIVITIES:

For the past two years, I’ve sat on the Spring Fling Committee of the Wesleyan Student Assembly. I also played in a number of bands: Miami Heat, a former punk act, and Lyons Den, an electronic band. I am the current President of the Eclectic Society and previously served as its treasurer and House Manager through Residential Life.

OUTSIDE
WESLEYAN: 
The summer after my freshman year, I interned with the New York Hotel Trades Council Union of AFL-CIO, where I helped compile evidence for an upcoming lawsuit, sat in on labor dispute resolutions, and did web design. I explored my web and technical skills further the following summer interning at a start-up company called Ordr.in, designing frameworks for statistical analyses and APIs for developers to easily add food ordering functionality to their web sites or apps.
FAVORITE
CLASS: 
My Center for Humanities course called "Cultures of the Brain" was taught by a visiting CHUM postdoctoral fellow who explored the intersection of literary studies and neuroscience and tackled issues with an interdisciplinary approach one might not think would be possible—something I have gained a lot of respect for as a CSS major.
FAVORITE WESLEYAN EXPERIENCE:
The many, many nights I have spent watching, putting on, and playing shows in Eclectic—in my own living room—will forever remain amongst my fondest memories of Wesleyan.   
AFTER
WESLEYAN:

I have immensely enjoyed my academic experience as a CSS major, and accordingly see academia as one of the more likely paths I will follow at some point after graduation. I plan on doing academic research for my senior thesis this summer and think the experience will illuminate what direction to take for my post-graduation life.

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