The Alumnae/i Association of Vassar College (AAVC) has chosen five alums to honor for their work at Vassar and beyond. Tradewind author Arushi Raina is one of the awardees honored for her work.
“Arushi Raina epitomizes the eminence and gravitas that the young alum award represents,” said Sharon Davidson Chang ’84, P’19 a member of the selection committee. “Her business acumen at such a young age is off the charts.”
Raina is also a novelist. Her first book for young adults, When Morning Comes, began as her Vassar thesis. It follows four teens living in Johannesburg during apartheid. Publisher’s Weekly called it “a riveting and accomplished debut.” She is currently working on a second. The AAVC will present Raina’s award to her at Fall Convocation.