Maisha Maliha YUSUF
US Campus Assignment: UC Berkeley
University: Lingnan University, Hong Kong
Description: Maisha Yusuf is a 3rd year undergraduate student at Lingnan University Hong Kong studying Finance. She grew up in Chittagong witnessing poverty. It motivated her to become an advocate of financial literacy. During tertiary studies in Hong Kong, she came across issues of racial segregation towards ethnic minorities and asylum seekers. Simultaneously, her community in Bangladesh was experiencing an influx of Rohingya refugees giving rise to a refugee crisis in a country struggling with poverty resulting in lack of access to clean water, food, medication and basic human rights at the refugee camps that she experienced first-hand. Through an internship at Unilever Bangladesh, she witnessed the impact of NGOs in crisis management and human rights. All of her experiences have motivated her to find solutions to developing well-integrated sustainable communities with access to human rights. She hopes to learn the current developments and innovations on human rights through active participationwith NGOs in U.S to develop skills to bring back to her communities in Hong Kong and Bangladesh.