Ahmad Shuja: Embracing Education

Before 9/11, Ahmad Shuja, ’11, wanted to be an astronaut. In the aftermath of the bombing in Afghanistan by U.S. forces, refugees from his native country flooded into Quetta, Pakistan, where his family had moved when he was six. Foreign correspondents soon followed, and Ahmad, then only in eighth grade, missed days of school to translate for some of them. Impressed by the importance of the journalists’ work, he decided to pursue a career in journalism. He refused payment from the reporters, but instead collected their business cards, hoping that they could provide his future link to an education abroad. Continue reading Ahmad Shuja: Embracing Education