Why did you apply to be a Forbes Under 30 Scholar?
I’ve learned first hand what representation can do for individuals as well as communities. It insights a sense of belonging that leads to action coming a different perspective and fresh lens to overcome challenges. Representation leads to new solutions. I’ve met so many incredibly talented, hard-working, and influential people who have shaped the person I am and I want to catalyze others to be that for their communities.
What is your proudest student achievement?
During my freshman year, I cofounded AbroadenSeattle which is a phone application that allows users to “travel the world, locally.” Since then, I’ve won Diversity and Inclusion grants from major companies and have been working on shifting the paradigm
What are you currently working on?
This August, I graduated with a degree in Human-Computer Interaction and now I’m taking a few months off to focus on heading design and partnerships for HumanitarianTracker – a nonprofit partnered with the UN Foundation. It’s been a wild ride but I’m planning on working as a product designer come January.
Learn more about Warisha Soomro via her LinkedIn page!