Northeastern US

Danish Dhamani, CEO of Orai, presenting a TEDx talk on public speaking.
Danish Dhamani, CEO of Orai, presenting a TEDx talk on public speaking.
Aga Khan Academy to Orai: How Faith Shaped Danish Dhamani’s Journey in Entrepreneurship
Aga Khan Academy to Orai: How Faith Shaped Danish Dhamani’s Journey in Entrepreneurship
4 July 2021

Danish Dhamani is the co-founder and CEO of Orai, a public speaking app that thousands of people have used to eradicate their fear of public speaking. He has shared his journey in a Tedx talk with millions of views. He was recognized on Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30 list for 2021.

Simal and Sophia Ali creating a flyer in Canva.
Simal and Sophia Ali creating a flyer in Canva.
Start Now, Learn for Life
Start Now, Learn for Life
3 May 2021

Lifelong Learning is the continual pursuit of knowledge to reach our fullest personal and professional potential. When we expose ourselves continually to new areas, we fill the gaps of our current knowledge base, open the doors to inspiring opportunities, and become well-equipped to serve others with greater impact.

Azan Virji from Kenya and Ashiana Jivraj from Canada aim to help other international students navigate their journey in higher education in the USA.
Azan Virji from Kenya and Ashiana Jivraj from Canada aim to help other international students navigate their journey in higher education in the USA.
International students helping others achieve their dreams
International students helping others achieve their dreams
29 January 2021

Take any highly successful person and chances are that person had a mentor to guide his or her journey, but when Kenyan-born Azan Virji set out to obtain a world-class medical education in the United States, he didn’t know whose path he could follow.

Northeast Region Mental Health Providers
1 January 2021

If you need support from a mental health professional, you can find a mental health provider in your area through the county and state resources listed below available within the Northeast Region. 

Dr. Sharmin Amjad
Dr. Sharmin Amjad
Pharmacy Manager in Intensive Care Unit on the COVID-19 Frontline
Pharmacy Manager in Intensive Care Unit on the COVID-19 Frontline
2 December 2020

“You have to make these really extreme clinical decisions at times where you are like I don't have enough information to decide what’s the best for this patient but I’m so grateful for all the training that I have had, for my mentors and colleagues from other states.” - Sharmin Amjad

Shehnaz Wadhwania at the beam-signing of Abram Agnew Elementary School in Santa Clara, CA.
Shehnaz Wadhwania at the beam-signing of Abram Agnew Elementary School in Santa Clara, CA.
Impact and Innovation: An Educator’s Journey into School Leadership
Impact and Innovation: An Educator’s Journey into School Leadership
28 October 2020

Principal involved in designing a state of the art innovative school in California

Aaron Gilani
Aaron Gilani
Prescribe It Forward
Prescribe It Forward
12 October 2020

How a medical student created an organization to assist disadvantaged medical students with mentoring

Sherin Merchant and Nausheen Rajan.
Sherin Merchant and Nausheen Rajan.
Two Friends Donate over 200 iPads to connect COVID-19 Patients with their Families
Two Friends Donate over 200 iPads to connect COVID-19 Patients with their Families
2 October 2020

During the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, when personal protective equipment (PPE) was scarce and in order to curtail the spread of the virus, patient interaction with medical care providers and visitation by family and loved ones was extremely limited at facilities. Many of the sick did not see an unmasked person or sunlight for weeks. To compound this trauma, patients invariably had to make difficult decisions about life support while surviving this disaster all on their own. It was during these difficult times, that a dynamic duo of friends came up with the idea of donating iPads to hospitals in order to allow isolated COVID-19 patients to virtually visit medical staff, family, and friends.

Dr. Nasheena Jiwa, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellow at the University of Connecticut Health Center.
Dr. Nasheena Jiwa, Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellow at the University of Connecticut Health Center.
Family, Health, and Faith: Priorities of a Physician Treating COVID-19 Patients
Family, Health, and Faith: Priorities of a Physician Treating COVID-19 Patients
28 September 2020

“Stay safe while you do the job you have been called upon to do. Your skill set, your knowledge, and your abilities are too valuable during this time of great need. As a front-liner, you are not expendable.”

Physicians Samreen Khwaja, Sara Huda, and Fazila Lalani working in the Emergency Room.
Physicians Samreen Khwaja, Sara Huda, and Fazila Lalani working in the Emergency Room.
Experiencing COVID-19 as a Patient
Experiencing COVID-19 as a Patient
23 July 2020

A physician treating coronavirus patients becomes infected herself. Her story from both sides, as savior and victim.

Sonny Sultani having fun with his children at his Chicago home.
Sonny Sultani having fun with his children at his Chicago home.
Surviving Covid – Two Stories of Isolation, Hope, Recovery, and Community
Surviving Covid – Two Stories of Isolation, Hope, Recovery, and Community
13 July 2020

Residents of Chicago and New York describe their harrowing experiences of being infected with COVID-19. There are lessons for all of us in their stories.

Rahim Noormohamed.
Rahim Noormohamed.
GIFTforward an initiative to help restaurants and other small businesses.
GIFTforward an initiative to help restaurants and other small businesses.
30 June 2020

Students and entrepreneurs join a venture offering gift cards that will provide cash to small companies struggling under the lockdown.

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