Areeba Kamal was a student at Mount Holyoke College, where she studied computer science, international relations, and Mandarin Chinese. She was a proud member of the All Leadership Team for the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network and served as the President of Kuch Karo: Pakistani Students for Change. She wrote frequently about her experiences as an international student, blogs periodically on political and social affairs for a variety of forums, drinks obscene amounts of Pakistani chai and sang with a wonderful women’s choir in the Pioneer Valley. She believes staunchly in the power of empathy and resilience and is a fan of all things interdisciplinary.