Iqra Noor is a second year on a premedical track pursuing a joint concentration in Neurobiology and Linguistics with a minor in Global Health and Health Policy. She is an aspiring surgeon and wants to be part of the education and health policy field one day. She was raised in Sialkot, Pakistan and moved back to the United States at the age of twelve, but a big part of her (if not all) is still there walking the streets of Sialkot and eating the only tasty mangoes to ever exist. Nowadays, she is in Virginia, enjoying her mom's Biryani and Nihari while obsessively listening to Mehbooba (Nescafe Basement version hits different) and Aadat.
Hamaad is a social sophomore on a gap in Fayetteville, Arkansas. On campus, he is involved in the Harvard Undergraduate Foreign Policy Initiative and Model UN. You can always catch him at 3 AM with a few other Pakistani students in Cabot or Jefe's. His favorite Pakistani dish is nihari; his favorite Pakistani song is Mehbooba (for now); and his favorite Pakistani movie is Cake.
Aseelah is a first-year, originally from New York. She's planning on concentrating in History and Science on a premed track. She became involved with PSA as a first-year representative, and now she is the treasurer. Outside of PSA, she is currently involved with the Medical Humanities Club as their social media manager and Harvard Islamic Society as their co-Director of External Relations. Fun fact: Aseelah is a second-degree black belt in taekwondo, and she loves drinking chai.
Director of Communications
Malaika is a first-year student from Chicago, Illinois. She is on the premedical track and plans on concentrating in History and Science. As both of her parents were born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, Malaika's roots are very dear to her. She always looks forward to visiting Pakistan to see her family, eat lots of Biryani, and drink tons of chai!
Co-Director of Social and Cultural Affairs
Abdullah is a currently a rising sophomore from Lahore, Pakistan and is planning on concentrating in Economics. He loves to keep up to date with Pakistani political and financial affairs and enjoys talking about such topics with friends and family. He likes to play cricket and is looking forward to meeting new people on campus so don't be afraid to stop by and say hello!
Co-Director of Social and Cultural Affairs
Asmer is a sophomore in Leverett House, hailing from Lahore, Pakistan. He plans on concentrating in Government and Economics and on campus, he serves as the co-President of the International Relations on Campus initiative – Harvard’s only discussion forum focused on issues concerning international politics – as well as the Political Chair for the Harvard College Pakistan Students Association. When not reading about development and politics in South Asia, he can be found listening to Junoon, devouring a nacho bowl at El Jefe’s Taqueria, or doodling in one of his many sketchbooks.
Co-Director of Educational and Political Initiatives
Aqib is a first-year from New Orleans intending to concentrate in Government and East Asian Studies. He is interested in foreign policy, China studies, and the One Belt One Road Initiative. Besides PSA, Aqib is involved in the Harvard Undergraduate Foreign Policy Initiative (HUFPI) and Harvard College Japan Initiative (HCJI). Fun fact: Aqib's favorite Pakistani dish is nihari Hot take: Aqib thinks biryani is the worst Pakistani food
Director of Public Service
Omar is a second-year who was born and raised in South Florida. He is concentrating in computer science, but he is on the premed track. On campus, he is involved with The Crimson, the Innovation Labs, and research. He thinks the intersection of AI and medicine is really cool, and he hopes to do something with that in the future! His favorite Pakistani food is hands-down chicken biryani, and his favorite Pakistani song would have to be Haaye Dil. He is excited to be a part of board this semester!
Bisma is a sophomore from Brooklyn, New York. She is concentrating in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology with a secondary in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. She hopes to attend medical school and become a pediatrician. During her free time, she spends an unhealthy amount of time scrolling on TikTok (the best app to have ever been made) or reading yet another fantasy book. Feel free to reach out to her to talk about literally anything :)