Hira Husnnen

Hira Husnnen (DC ’15) is from Pakistan and is currently pursuing a degree in Economics. In high school, she was an active board member of the Rotary Club of Karachi Continental, which organized fundraising events throughout the city in order to raise the standard of living of many poverty-stricken citizens of Pakistan. She independently hosted a fundraiser called “The Iftar,” for the rehabilitation of the flood victims (2011). At Yale, she was chosen as the director of YHHAP Fundraising Committee and volunteers at IRIS to teach English to an Iranian refugee family. She is also a contributing editor for Yale’s first multilingual magazine, ACCENT, and is the treasurer for Yalies for Pakistan. As a Global Health fellow, she hopes to lead a project that will spread awareness about birth control and its benefits in the interior regions of Pakistan, where birth control is often viewed to be against religious principles. She dreams to open an NGO that promotes education for women as well as open an orphanage in Pakistan.