Undergraduate institutions attended and degrees earned
American University of Afghanistan- Bachelor of Law (LLB)

Hometown – City, State, and Country (if not the U.S.)
Afghanistan

Extracurricular and co-curricular activities
LLM, Honor Board Representative

Post-graduation plans
Planing for a PH.D

What was your most memorable moment?
When my professor’s dog jumped on his computer and his computer’s camera was misplaced and we could see the professor’s bottom wears, for a few seconds. I found out that I was not the only one who used to wear shorts during the class.

Finish this sentence: I could not have gotten through this experience without…
Emily, an amazingly kind and thoughtful woman.

Who are your mentors? How have they impacted your journey?
My mentors are David Sedney, Diana Sedney and Ghizaal Haress. They trust my abilities, but they also recognize the fact that I have to learn as much as a I can. Sedneys have truly shaped my thoughts and have played a huge role in my educational journey, their commitment to educating young Afghans is limitless, I’m grateful to have them in my life. Professor, Ghizaal is a role model for Afghan women, her decency and kindness inspire her colleagues and her students. She has always directed me to the right path when I needed, her love and kindness is pure and incomparable.

What did you learn about yourself while earning this degree?
I learned that my mind generates good analytical ideas, I also learned that I still need to learn so much about the law.

Who was your favorite professor and why?
Professor Anne-Marie Carstens has been a kind and inspiring professor throughout the journey. While her outstanding performance as a professional is already known to her students and the UMB community. What really stood out to me is that she really invests herself in her classes and her incomparable passion of teaching can be noticed in every lecture and document that she communicates to the students. I feel privileged and proud to have been one of her students.

What was your favorite class and why?
Civil Pro, it really pushed me to my core and helped me deal with complex topics.

Write a message.
In August 2016, a number of gun men stormed our University (The American University of Afghanistan, where I was pursuing my LLB degree) they killed and severely wounded many students, faculty and staff. My late Professor Naqib Ekhpulwak was one of the fallen souls, he was shot and killed that day. Although, my late professor is no more among us, but his teachings, education and love of the law still remains with me and his many other students. Because education is like energy, it never dies, education prevails. Today, I would like to dedicate this achievement to my late Professor Naqib Ekhpulwak, and I can proudly say “education prevailed!”

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