City Tech Valedictorian: Ayesha Siddiqui

June 9, 2009 | New York City College of Technology, Newsmakers

Ayesha Siddiqui has a lot to be proud of. Graduating at the top of virtually every class she attended, including Karachi University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English and political science, and now at the New York City College of Technology. As the 2009 valedictorian, Siddiqui is the first Pakistani student in City Tech history to achieve this honor. “I would always work hard to be number one, ” said Siddiqui, who is married with two children. “I can’t compromise on my performance.” When Siddiqui first arrived in the U.S. from Pakistan to join her husband in 2000, she left behind not only a large extended family, but her dreams of becoming an ambassador in the foreign service. Now, armed with her newly-minted B.A. in advertising design and graphic arts, she has changed course: “I want to try something new and explore myself.”
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