Profile: Alaiya Mahmud

General Info

Name: Alaiya Mahmud

Age: 21

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Chicago

Hobbies/interests: Art, music, fashion, marketing.


Why did you choose your major?

I chose my major because I am interested in people and how the mind works.

What are your plans after graduation?

After graduation, I plan to pursue a career within the marketing industry, specifically Public Relations.

Why did you choose RU?

My father and uncle attended Roosevelt, I decided to follow their footsteps.

What is your favorite thing about Roosevelt?

My favorite thing about Roosevelt is how much they value social justice and equality.

What has been your favorite RU event?

Kate Spade X Her Campus fashion show.

Social Causes

What social cause matters most to you?  

Domestic violence matters to me most.

Are you a feminist?


What causes are important to you for the upcoming Presidential election?

I would like to encourage all young people to vote. The young generation is tomorrow’s future.


How would you describe your personal style?

My style depends on my mood and the weather, I like to wear clothes that stand out from other females, specifically ones that other females may be scared to wear.

What are your favorite stores and brands?

TopShop, Nasty Gal, Succezz, Nike, Acne, Rag and Bone NY, Nordstrom and high end boutiques.

What’s your favorite item in your closet?

My favorite item are my bright orange Nike rosche runs from Succezz.


What do you think makes you stand out?

 My creativity.