Rara Dzikrina Istifadah

I am an alumna of the Academy Fall 2020 where I did the program alongside a full course load as a freshman college student. Recently, I was involved in an 8-weeks intensive research program called Weber Summer Scholars where I was challenged in exploring free inquiry in academia from various fields, a reflection of my multiple interests. Now as a rising sophomore at St. Olaf College, I am in the process of creating my own major surrounding sustainable urban development. You can find me exploring urban studies, self-growth, South Korean culture, identity justice, and creativity projection during my free time. I intend to manifest intentional leadership and honest conversations throughout each step of my future journey. Sharing my adventure with others through various media of storytelling is what I am currently thriving for instead of a perfect morning/night routine.