Ashira Shirali

English, Class of 2023

I am an English concentrator hoping to pursue a certificate in Creative Writing.

Role(s) held in the Humanistic Studies Program

Behrman Undergraduate Society of Fellows

Activities I participate in on campus:

Nassau Literary Review, working in the Rocky-Mathey dining hall

What have I gained from studying the Humanities?

Studying the humanities has exposed me to aspects of the human experience, both individual and collective, expressed nowhere else. I find this is particularly true of literature, which allows writers to portray our most well-hidden impulses but also the moving, beautiful and ineffable moments of life.


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