“I graduated from Penn in 2000, and went on to Law School at Temple where I received a J.D in 2004. My early legal career focused on medical malpractice, and after some time I began to broaden my professional interests and am now working on healthcare issues. Furthermore, I am currently involved in consultancy work and the development of Muslim American political awareness in Pennsylvania.
Studying at Penn, I believe that I received an unparalleled education. In my freshman seminar I took a course on Women in Islam and learned about my religion, my cultural heritage, and where I came from – and this brought many things together for me intellectually and personally. My appetite for and interest in the study of South Asia grew, and I continued to take further courses on a diverse range of topics including the Mughal Empire, the Quran, and Urdu language courses. Overall, I was taking at least 2 courses each semester, which deepened my knowledge of the region.