I was born in a refugee camp in Peshawar, Pakistan, where my parents migrated after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. I completed his primary education in refugee schools in Peshawar, and later enrolled at a boarding school in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. In 2006, I attended Berkshire School in Sheffield, Massachusetts, as a Peter M. Goodrich Memorial Foundation Scholar; and later received the Berkshire National Scholarship award. I am currently a junior at Williams College, where I am pursuing degrees in Economics and Political Science. I am also a member on the Honor System Committee at Williams College. My desire to help Afghan youth become active and informed global leaders was inspired from my personal journey as a refugee in Peshawar to an exchange student in the United States. I am interested in the non-profit world that focuses on community development, education, youth leadership and empowerment. Besides that, I have keen interest in research work--primarily the study of political institutions, post-war reconstruction, and the effectiveness of international aid.