Harvard-Westlake High School

Saba Nia

Saba Nia is a student journalist on the Los Angeles Times Student Advisory Board and loves all things related to writing and self-expression. Due to her boundless curiosity and debilitating lack of time management, Saba has been involved in nearly every single publication (11 so far!) that exists at her school, Harvard-Westlake, and currently serves as both the Engagement Managing Editor and Head News Editor for the school paper "The Chronicle." She has interned for the politically neutral news source "The Latest," and Art of Hope, a non-profit dedicated to alleviating the psychological and mental trauma of Syrian refugees through art therapy. She co-founded the Writers' Underground club at her school, and is a head club member of its newly created Middle Eastern Student Association. When she is not immersing herself in reporting, Saba likes to swim, read, write, draw, and – when she gets the chance – sleep. She is a member of her school's community service organization, Community Council, and is responsible for planning and coordinating all outreach opportunities. Saba is immensely fascinated with the world and how people interact, and is hoping to combine her love of philanthropy with biology, psychology and journalism in the future.