Ahead of my interview with LSA junior Ayah Kutmah, she emailed me an advance warning.
“I really hate talking about myself and my achievements,” she wrote.
Kutmah’s modesty was evident through our entire conversation at the State Street Espresso Royale.
The daughter of Syrian immigrants and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Kutmah was part of a small but tight-knit local Muslim community. Her mother would support many of the refugees fleeing conflicts in the Middle East that had resettled to rural Kentucky.