Aroosa Cheema

Aroosa Cheema was born in Lahore, Pakistan and grew up in and around New Orleans, Louisiana. Aroosa is a rising senior in Columbia College where she studies History and Political Science with a focus on the history of the American South. Last summer, Aroosa interned at the Vera Institute of Justice where she researched criminal justice reforms for American jails, and, after she graduates from Columbia, she plans to attend law school and continue this justice reform work. In her spare time, she enjoys reading memoirs and watching her hometown sports teams, the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans. As a teaching assistant, Aroosa is excited to spend the summer working with students to grapple with the ideas presented in these important texts.