ALIYA TUZHILIN '17
JAGORI GRAMEEN '17-'19
Aliya Tuzhilin graduated in May 2017 with a double major in Psychology and History. Aliya grew up in a multicultural household speaking Russian and Bengali at home. She has a strong interest in food justice that stems from her South Asian heritage, and is eager to engage in fieldwork in sustainable agriculture and conflict mediation. During Summer 2016, she interned at Rainforest Alliance, a New York-based conservation NGO, doing evaluations and research on projects such as the sustainability practices of Nescafe coffee famers. She was Co-Head of Real Food Challenge Oberlin, which assists the College in implementing its commitment to serve responsibly produced food. Her senior private reading involved research into motivating behavioral change towards pro-environmental product choices. In addition, she was a mentor and brought a classical Indian dance form, Odissi, to the students in Lorain County’s Girls in Motion program.