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Sara Berzingi

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Sara Berzingi is a Morgantown native and senior student in the Eberly College of Arts & Sciences at West Virginia University. She is double majoring in Biology and English with a concentration in Professional Writing and Editing. She spent the last four summers volunteering with aid organizations abroad, working to manage the Internally Displaced Persons crisis emerging from the siege of Mosul, volunteering in a labor and delivery ward in Erbil, Iraq, and teaching English to children in an Iraqi refugee camp. Berzingi twice served as president of the Muslim Student Association, was a member of the Student Government Diversity Committee, and is currently a diversity ambassador and student worker in the WVU Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Recently, she has been named as a state commissioner for the MLK Jr. Commission. She collaborated with the Reed College of Media on Muslim in Appalachia, a 360° series featured on the multimedia news platform, 100 Days in Appalachia. As a Muslim American activist and an aspiring writer, Berzingi’s work focuses on the politics of identity and belonging in an increasingly exclusive America.