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Zehra Özkan Shahidi ’13

Major: Biology
Career Plans: Complete a master’s degree at UIS and work in international affairs

Zehra Ozkan Shahidi

Communication graduate Zehra Özkan Shahidi worked to bring an international perspective to the University of Illinois Springfield. Shahidi was the president of the International Student Associate and regularly organized social events for international students. Shahidi also organized a conversational language program, which was offered free of charge to all members of the UIS community. The program gave students, faculty, and staff a chance to learn other languages.

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