Janessa Ulug

Janessa Ulug, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Co-Editor-in-Chief Janessa Pelin Ulug is a junior and third year staff member of Aquila. Ulug primarily joined journalism due to her interest in politics and desire to tell the stories of those who cannot. She enjoys writing about hard-hitting in-depths and currently wants to focus on topics such as healthcare disparities, systemic racism and the immigrant experience. Ulug’s favorite piece of coverage was an article titled “Not Your Mother’s Tongue,” published in the February 2020 newsmagazine, because she found it interesting to research the experiences of people who have also struggled with two different cultural identities. Ulug’s favorite aspect of journalism is the ability and power to call out corruption and hold people in authority accountable for their actions. Other than journalism, Ulug likes to indulge herself in computer science and is the co-president and founder of the Girls Who Code Club at UPA. Her favorite quote is “Do not go gentle into that good night,” which is from her favorite film, “Interstellar.” It helps her persevere through hard times. Ulug can speak three to four languages: English, Spanish, Turkish and some Azerbaijani due to how similar it is to Turkish. In terms of career, Ulug is considering journalism, law and computer science. Whatever she chooses to do in the future, Ulug hopes to incorporate social activism and justice into it.

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