Barnard junior Ajla Karajko '14 is among seven young women in the running for Glamour magazine's Readers' Choice Contest, a new part of the annual Top Ten College Women Competition which honors the country’s top undergrads. Show your support by voting for Ajla!
From Glamour: "Ajla grew up in war-torn Bosnia, where her local high school had a fence dividing the classrooms for Christian and Muslim students. Now a One Young World Ambassador, member of Barnard’s student government, and spring intern at the United Nations, she focuses on promoting interfaith dialogue and female empowerment globally. Back in Bosnia, she used a $10,000 grant to build a school playground where Muslim and Christian students could socialize together. She also founded Bead the Difference, a summer art and mentorship program for Bosnian girls. “My lost childhood is a big reason why improving gender and religious equality and interfaith dialogue is important to me,” she said. “Born and raised during a war excused by religious differences, I’ve always felt I’ve had to help prevent other kids from experiencing what I did.”"
Learn more about Glamour's Readers' Choice Contest and cast your vote.