Teach A Man to Fish
Asif Khan graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2013 with a Bachelors in Psychology with highest distinctions and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. While at UNC, Asif was a Public Service Scholar and Carolina Research Scholar. He has conducted and published research in a neuroscience research lab for majority of his time at UNC under the mentorship of Dr. Anne Taylor. Additionally, Asif has deep interest in issues of human rights and health disparities among refugees and other minority groups. After his involvement as a board member of the Human Rights Center of CH-Carrboro, Asif started a community-based organization, Refugee Community Partnership, in 2012. After graduation, Asif has served as a full-time AmeriCorps ACCESS volunteer and is currently the Executive Director of Refugee Community Partnership. In the future, Asif is planning to continue further graduate level education.
Refugee Community Partnership website: www.refugeepartnership.org
“There is a famous hadith, or prophetic teaching, which says the whole Muslim community is a part of one body, so that once a certain segment of that society is not doing so well, the rest of society should take action, take care of them. I wanted to help the refugees who are marginalized in this society. I got the word out, and I did everything that a UNC student would do.”