Citizenship: United States

Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh (spelled Dacca back then), I immigrated to the United States as a teenager to pursue my undergraduate degree in Biochemistry with a minor in Anthropology. After graduating, I explored my varied interests by working as a research assistant in cell biology, doing advocacy work at various NGOs, volunteering in interfaith organizations, and eventually completing a M.S. in Environmental Science all while raising my three children. Since gaining my Master’s degree, I have taught as an adjunct professor and continued to dedicate myself to my passions for community and advocacy work. This unconventional journey has led me to the Global Thought program, a multidisciplinary oasis where I hope to learn more deeply about the ever-changing and ever-important topics of climate change adaptation, political theory, international peace-building, and sustainable development. I would like to pursue research in climate policy with an emphasis on building partnerships between private and public entities.