He and his family arrived in the U.S. in August 2021 after the Taliban seized complete control of Afghanistan. As the oldest of six children, he is not only making the transition to a different school environment, but also working part time, learning to drive, and being the main translator and cultural interpreter for his parents and younger siblings. He has taken on these responsibilities, which challenge his capacities, because of his motivation to help his family.
I retired as CEO of the organization I started and love to refire my engines as a thought leader of the field I helped create. I am pleased to have recently become a proud investor and partner in KP Catalysts, helping friend and colleague Katherine Plog Martinez strengthen and expand her nimble, field-capacity building business.