Name: Nilufar Rahman
Location: Seattle, WA
Role: HR Intern
Insider Information: When Nilufar Rahman isn’t volunteering at The Borgen Project, she is a student of Public Health and Sociology at the University of Washington. Away from The Borgen Project and school, Nilufar divides her time between volunteering for a homeless youth organization and friends and family. She loves to play badminton; she is a competitive charades player and very sharp in celebrity trivia.
How did you get interested in global issues? I first got introduced to global issues through my parents. I grew up in a household where CNN, BBC America, foreign and local news would be the only channels tuned into during breakfast. My parents grew up in Bangladesh; in my case, I grew up with vivid stories of poverty and disease which made me research these global issues on my own from my childhood. Concern for these crucial global issues has been ingrained into me right from my childhood.
What brought you to The Borgen Project? I liked the organization’s scope of becoming an active instrument of change. You hear people all the time say “Why don’t they do this or that”, however I can proudly say that I am the “they” people are referring to.
– Mantra Roy