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Student Life

Ayesha Quraishi


Rogers Park (Chicago), IL


Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, International Relations

Campus Activities

Future Health Professionals, Student Government


Listening to music and watching Bollywood movies

Why did you choose to come to Lake Forest College?

Lake Forest College gave me one-on-one interaction with professors in a small classroom setting, something I needed after going to a big high school where I lacked the guidance I needed to do well in school. Further, I chose LFC because of the small-knit community that is very supportive.

Why did you want to be a First Connection Peer Mentor?

I became coordinator because I wanted to use the skills I learned as a mentor for the past two years to continue the success of this program. As coordinator, I want to help participants have an engaging and life-changing experience.

What academic advice do you have for our incoming First Connection mentees?

The biggest challenge of college is learning how to study effectively. Personally, I learned re-writing notes helps me the most, but that might not work for you. Try different things out and stick with something.

What do you advocate for?

I advocate for refugees because of the immigrant community I grew up in. Getting used to a new culture and home is very difficult, and I believe there should be more resources that will help make the transition easier for refugees.