Hey! My name is Alina Syed, and I am currently a high school student at Awty. My passion for writing began in my Speech and Debate days in middle school. I really enjoyed building out compelling narratives across a variety of debate topics to drive my arguments. In my free time, I like staying active as a long distance runner and by playing competitive tennis. A fun fact many may not know about me is that I am a native Californian but have fully embraced being a Texan. I love the wide range of diversity, sites, and amazing food that Houston has to offer!