The Great Wall of China in Beijing. Photo taken by Lila Szyryj.

Lila Szyryj

Lila is a first-generation, Asian American student at the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She plans to double major in journalism and political science. She is currently a reporter and State News Associate Editor for The Badger Herald and dreams of being a published author of a biography.

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Get to Know Me

My Inspiration

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaking to attendees at a rally for Bernie Sanders in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Photo taken by Matt A.J.

‘Beauty Pageants’

2nd Annual “More than a Beauty Pageant”. Photo taken by Ashley LaBonde.

Asian American Voices Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 handmade face mask. Photo taken by Olgierd.

Madison Youth Organization for Legislative Change

Madison, Wisconsin Capitol Building. Photo taken by Edward Stojakovic.