Esma Simsek, born and raised in Turkey, has been in the United States for approximately six years. She is a junior at Nazareth College, double majoring in English literature and communication and media. On campus, she works at the Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue, and she is a tutor at the Writing Center. She wants to become a journalist and a writer. She loves meeting new people, reading stories about others, and having deep philosophical conversations.