College/University: Chapman University
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
Aly Barnes 1st Year Scholar

Aly is a rising sophomore at Chapman University pursuing a degree in sociology with a double minor in both Spanish and Anthropology. Born in South Africa and raised in South Africa and Mozambique, Aly moved to Indiana to attend school, graduating in 2023 with an IB diploma. While there, she was active in her Spanish Honor Society, Feminist Club, Recycling and Environmental Club, and Young Democrats Club. Aly was involved as a flutist in the top band and became certified as bilingual during her time at North Central, having spent the summer between her junior and senior years living in Spain in an Indiana University-sponsored Spanish immersion program.

During her freshman year at Chapman University, she has been deeply involved in Disciples on Campus, becoming the Social Events Chair in Spring 2024. She is also involved with the Feminist Club as well as Students for Justice in Palestine. Outside of academics, Aly works part-time at a local thrift store, Full Circle, in downtown Orange. Aly is passionate about community outreach and is looking forward to her internship with Arizona List this summer. Aly hopes to continue her academic pursuits as well and become more involved in the community, building upon her skills to become a social worker.