What part of your day do you look forward to the most? (no character limit) *
When the weather is agreeable, I love to walk in the park. Being outdoors is healing.
What's the biggest risk you've ever taken and why? (no character limit) *
I moved to Afghanistan on my own to help rebuild the country, two years after 9/11. I wanted to lend a hand to the people who had been lorded over by terrorists. It was important for me to do good to counter the evil of the attack.
What do you want to leave behind? (no character limit) *
A legacy of helping people reach their full potential.
Shireen and our founder, Fawziyya, met while taking an accessories design class at FIT in 2012. They immediately connected because of their common experience growing up in Georgia and being raised by Muslim parents.
To describe Shireen would be almost impossible in a few words. She is the most unique and curious person we know. This curiosity has translated into her quests for knowledge, passion for others, and exploration of the world.
Her work spans the globe and covers sustainability, economic development, food security, strategy, entrepreneurship and design.
She has an MBA from Columbia Business School and a Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. She also studied engineering, earning a Bachelor’s of Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech.