Sajida Ayyup is a contributing writer for Rooted. She specifically focuses on stories driven by data and trends. Prior to Rooted, she worked as the executive editor at 360 Degrees magazine, videographer for Medley magazine, and staff writer at The Daily Orange ― the first student newspaper to have comics. Being a self-proclaimed Marvel geek, she can settle your storyline theories and bore you with movie references. On rainy days, you will find her playing Frank Sinatra songs on her ukulele or re-watching the Dead Poets Society.