Loyola University Chicago

Gannon Center for Women and Leadership


Nawal Dairi

Nawal Dairi
North Barrington, IL

What are some of your interests and involvement outside the Gannon Scholars program?

Outside of the Gannon Scholars program, I am not only involved in Loyola student organizations such as the Pre-Dental Association and Students Organize for Syria, but also commit myself to helping the Chicago community. I have been able to do so through three of my passions: dentistry, volunteerism, and journalism. I am a journalist for The Gazette Chicago, work as a dental assistant, and volunteer throughout the community.

How have you benefited from the Gannon Scholars program?

The Gannon Scholars program is beneficial due to the people within it. Although I am a scholar myself, my growth and development is largely due to the people around me. As someone who is passionate about social justice and women's rights, Gannon became a prime platform for me to express my ideas. Perhaps the most unparalleled experience in Gannon is the opportunity to hear other viewpoints from a diverse group of women. By the end of my time at Loyola, I can truly say that the diversity in Gannon will make me a more well-rounded individual ready to tackle the professional world.