The Loyola Experience
“I found a home here”
Armeen Sayani, Special Education
Armeen Sayani came to Loyola as a commuter student, riding public transportation from a nearby suburb, Skokie, Illinois. Not living on campus didn’t stop her from getting involved in the Loyola community right away. Whether it was through connecting with like-minded peers in the Future Teacher’s Club, volunteering with Best Buddies, or recharging on Campus Ministry retreats at the Retreat and Ecology Campus, Sayani says she found a home at Loyola.
And in the School of Education, she found a career path she’s passionate about: special education and working with people with disabilities. During her sophomore year, Sayani worked at Misericordia, a residential community for adults with disabilities. After student teaching in her hometown of Skokie during her senior year (the same year she received a President's Medallion for her service and leadership), Armeen plans to teach in special education in the Chicago Public Schools.