As a Bengali-Muslim girl living in the United States, I represent “the other.” The way I dress is different. The way I speak is different and what I believe is different from the norm. In spite of these differences, I am a human being, who wants to succeed and reach all the goals. Growing up in Bangladesh, I have witnessed the struggles of life, which made me more appreciative of the life that I got after coming to the US in 2008. It was a new chapter of life with many obstacles that made me realize my potential and let me get to where I am right now.
I am currently pursuing a Biology degree at City College of New York, and I am also interested in creative writing. I want to merge these two fields and help the community develop. Presently, I am working at the New York Hall of Science as an Explainer, which gives me the opportunity to interact with all age groups of visitors and to explain the science behind each exhibit. This is a great way to give back to my community and help my younger peers attain knowledge of science in an enjoyable way. I want to continue to give back to my fellow community members through the things I love to do.
I hope to develop professional skills such as resume building, writing cover letters, and networking. Additionally, I am looking forward to making long lasting connections with Mentor Coaches and Fellows.