I was born and raised in Afghanistan and moved to the states with my family when I was still in grade school. So I have had the best of both worlds. Enough of my native country to know the language and culture well, and then having the opportunity to continue and finish my education here at George Mason University. Over 16 years ago, my family and I started our own business called TriVision Studios which is now a leading marketing and media company in the region. The 15,000 square feet studio facility is located just outside of DC near Washington Dulles Airport in Chantilly, Virginia. What I love most about our business is that our line of work, (branding, video production, marketing, web solutions, printing, etc.), allows us to work with a variety of individuals and organizations in the Washington DC area, as well as around the world. My parents, three brothers and I have come a long way from where we started out and I feel like our hard work is finally paying off. A very business oriented individual, my father has always been a source of inspiration to us, constantly pushing us to reach our goals and succeed.
I am also a very active person in the Afghan-American community, representing women sports as the Women’s Volleyball Commissioner in Afghan Sports Federation (ASF), a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC with the goal to encourage sports among Afghan youths and athletes around the world. In addition, I am a member and volunteer of the Homaira Rahman Foundation (HRF) which is a charitable organization dedicated to support orphan children in Afghanistan. Becky’s Fund, a domestic violence organization, is another cause I have recently started to support.
I have lived in the DC metropolitan region for nearly 20 years so I have a strong bond with the city. But it’s not just my background that makes me love DC. It’s the people, the vibe, the cleanliness, and most importantly the combination of culture and politics. It’s the fact that it’s so small yet so powerful. Not to mention that despite the downturn of the economy across the country, DC is one of the only cities (if not the only city) that is actually growing, with jobs booming as government expands. Who wouldn’t want to live (or shall I say thrive) here?