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The Student News Site of John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The Sentinel

The Student News Site of John Jay College of Criminal Justice

The Sentinel

Umaima Ali

Umaima Ali, Managing Editor

Umaima Ali is currently a sophomore pursuing a bachelor’s in Criminology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice with two minors in Cybercrime and Middle East studies. Umaima has won awards in recognition of her writing, including the 2022 Excellence in Journalism award from the Herald Newspaper in her town. She is also a self-published author selling on Amazon, showcasing her poetry. She has worked as a past Staff Writer to Web Editor and is now a Managing Editor. Although writing has been her passion, it intertwines with many other interests. She has involved herself with the ePortfolio program by being a Junior eTern at John Jay, allowing her to improve her digital literacy. With both minors, she can incorporate language and history with technology. Her aspiration for the Sentinel is to continue to keep writing to the John Jay Community. 

Ali is also in the Interdisciplinary Program at John Jay College, which has explored her writing with a variety of genres. She plans to embark on her academic journey by taking writing-intensive courses as a student. She has done research papers newsletters, etc. She is fond of investigative journalism and diverse writings. She aims to expand her knowledge and land a position in a law enforcement agency. Her life-long dream is to pursue a career in criminal investigations. She will take every opportunity to build that. Her favorite quote is “There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself” Louis XIV. It resonates with many moments of weakness Umaima has had in the past and overcame them by learning from her faults. It certainly gave her the strength to fight her battles. Her favorite article is “John Jay’s Shift In Campus Dining.” She enjoys writing stories local and warm to the John Jay Community for what impacts them.



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