By: Tahyia Alvi
My name is Tahyia Alvi. I am a senior at IU South Bend, a peer mentor and a staff writer at The Preface. I’m majoring in Political Science, with minors in Paralegal Studies and Sociology. As a Pakistani, I don’t see much representation of South Asians in the IU South Bend community, so I’m delighted to share some things about myself with you all.
I grew up in Pakistan and speak almost five languages, which include Urdu, Wakhi, English, Arabic and Persian. I love learning about different cultures that encompass us and the politics that shape our world, which is what inspired me to pursue a degree in Political Science.
I am currently interning with the American Democracy Project of IU South Bend and hoping to contribute towards engagement and public service activities within the community. After graduation, I plan on going to law school and working in the legal field.
Outside of my studies, I spend most of my free time at the gym, hyping myself up to Bad Bunny or cooking meals with my friends. For me, music has always been a therapeutic outlet and songwriting and singing are hobbies I’ve had since childhood.
Apart from that, I enjoy spending quality time with my friends outdoors, going on spontaneous adventures, seeing concerts and trying new restaurants. I want to travel to new countries and experience their cultures more closely. In particular, I want to experience my favorite reggaeton artists perform in their home countries with my girls.