"Growing up, I initially wanted to be a doctor," says the petite 24-year-old. "Then I wanted to become a lawyer. But I took a step back and said, 'this is not big enough. The best way I can help is to give young Afghan women the opportunity to become the doctors, lawyers, engineers, and astronauts that Afghanistan needs.'"
Fortunately for Afghanistan, her passion is helping to form a new generation of smart, savvy women who can take their war-torn country forward. And she carries out this mission at SOLA, the School of Leadership Afghanistan, which she co-founded more than six years ago.
It was quite a journey to get to here, she says. She shared her life story on a recent afternoon in her office at SOLA."
Read article by Jean MacKenzie from PRI.