A graduate of Olentangy Orange High School, Zaida plans to attend The Ohio State University. She is a recipient of the OTA's Local Government scholarship.
Zaida will be studying Public Management, Leadership & Policy (or, the study of public affairs) at the John Glenn School of Public Affairs. She was drawn to the institute's internship opportunities, and says the program feels like a family within OSU.
Once she graduates, Zaida hopes to work for a non-profit organization focusing on immigration issues, and is open to working internationally.