Ekram Alrowmeim ('19), Editor-in Chief
Ekram Alrowmeim was born in Sanaa, the capital city of Yemen. She moved to the United States in June 2012. She attended Sunset Park High School in Brooklyn, New York. Currently she is majoring in Mathematics Computer Science, and minoring in Political Science. Her hope for the future is to combine her passion for human rights and her interest in technology to make change, and create something that benefits the world. Being an Editor in Chief to the ACES blog, Ekram hopes to encourage ACES students to engage in a thoughtful global conversation through sharing their writings and artistic skills.
Arturo Olea ('18), Site Manager
Arturo Olea was born in Higüey, the capital city of the eastern La Altagracia Province in the Dominican Republic. He moved to the United States in 2012 to study Architecture. While attending Manhattan Bridges High School, school of Engineering and Information Technology, a new passion for computers emerged. At Manhattan Bridges, he was encouraged to take advanced computer classes and it was these classes that inspired him to become a Mathematics and Computer Science major with a minor in Business Administration at St. Joseph’s College. He’s an active leader of a new computer club at SJC, and he is also a student worker for the Art Department.
Naomi Moreira ('19), Contributing Visual Artist & Writer
Naomi Moreira was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador, and came to the United States in 2012. She attended Manhattan Bridges High School and is now proud to be a student at St. Joseph's College. She is a work study student within the art department on campus and says, "I like to draw because is a different and easy way of expression for me, because it expresses what I love, like, or hate just in one simple image. Also, drawing releases my stress and allows me to distract myself from the upsetting things in life. I learned by myself how to draw since I was very little, and I am proud to say that."
Rono Hem ('19), Contributing Writer
Rono Hem was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh where he also attended St. Joseph’s higher secondary school. He came to the United States as an international college student in 2015. A biology major with aspirations of becoming a researcher, he still finds himself fascinated with writing. Rono finds writing to be a cathartic experience and wishes to bring depth and emotion into his work as he progresses.
Angie Sharma ('19), Contributing Writer
Psychology major (I may never know until I graduate). Suffer from regular bouts of boredom that I like to call writer's block to feel better about myself and, occasionally, inspiration mixed with a semblance of productivity.
What's interesting (?) about me:
I can play the guitar.
I can read six languages.
It took me 3 weeks to write this.