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About Qalam Edits:
A Free Editing Service.

Qalam is Arabic for "pencil," a hallmark of self-expression & potential future. Started in 2020 originally due to a need for editing services at Saint Louis University, this group has expanded across the United States. Qalam is run by college and medical student volunteers to help students pursue their dreams of attending a university or medical school. Our services are free, now and always.

Your story matters.

Learn more about the team that works to close the guidance gap.

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Our Purpose

We edit personal statements for FREE using the Google Docs platform. This service recognizes the economic struggles of high school and college students alike when applying for college or medical school, especially amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Qalam seeks to be an alternative service in the already costly application process.
#MeetTheBoard

Meet the Board of Directors

Ali Abid

President, Founder

Awais Paracha

Founder, Advisor [M4]

Ren Rieffel

Advisor [M3]

Ally Wilder

Med Application Essays Coordinator [M1]

Annie Fang

Med Application Essays Coordinator [M1]

Megan Lantz

Med Application Essays Coordinator [M2]

Ryan Rossi

Med Application Essays Coordinator [M2]

Amel Lilic

College Essays Coordinator

Iva Cepele

Internal Communications

Branding & Policy Coordination

Bhanu Pujari

External Communications

Outreach & Partnerships

We could use some help!

Want to help out? Got any ideas? Send an email to info@qalamedits.com

We are looking for volunteers willing to help with:

Volunteer Orientation & Coordination
Social Media Management
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#MeetTheMedicalStudents

Meet our Medical Student Editors

Chadi Nahal

Editor [M2]

Michaela Piechowski

Editor [M2]

Terry Garfield

Editor [M1]

Osha Chesnutt-Perry

Editor [M2]

Travis Turner

Editor [M2]

Haleh Matinrad

Editor [M1]

Joshua Kim

Editor [M2]

Julia Hughes

Editor [M2]

Loki Cortner

Editor [M1]

Girija Vaidya

Editor [M2]

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#MeetTheUndergraduates

Meet our Undergraduate Editors

In collaboration with L'Avenir Tutoring

Humza Rehman

Junior

Amogh Chariyamane

Junior

Rami Rajab

Senior

Ayeza Syed

Senior

Dani Doncevic

Sophomore

Karim Khdeer

Sophomore

Angam Hamdan

Sophomore

Areeb Shah

Senior

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#MeetTheLawStudents

Meet our Law Student Editors

In collaboration with students from Washington University School of Law

To Be Updated

Check back in shortly to find editors!

To Be Updated

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Meet the Qalam Spanish Team

Qalam Spanish: Fully operational by July 2023

Yolangela

Chief Editor