Now in its 27th year, AAJA Voices is a student program that provides aspiring journalists with career-ready skills to succeed in the continually-evolving media landscape. By nurturing relationships between students and professional volunteers, Voices also gives students the opportunity to tap into mentors’ networks and begin their own while also providing AAJA journalists leadership and management opportunities. 

Abir Aljraffi

Abir Aljraffi

Age: 43
Country of Origin: Syria
Current Location: Glendale, Calif.

Abir Aljraffi, her husband, her four children are recent arrivals to the US from Syria. Not only does she have to cope with her traumatic war memories of her home country, but also adjust to living in America.

 
 
Paul Ly

Paul Ly

“It gets better,” but for Asian Americans, coming out can also get complicated

“It gets better,” but for Asian Americans, coming out can also get complicated