Danya Jafri is a sophomore at Barnard and will be serving as the Ahlul Bayt (as) Chair this year! Danya grew up in Connecticut and is interested in studying Organismal and Physiological Biology and Public Health on the pre-medical track. As your Ahlul Bayt (as) Chair, Danya will serve as a representative for the collective Shia voice on campus–– whether it be remotely or in-person, or a mix of both, she can’t wait to organize events for and with the Shia community at Columbia and the Greater NYC Area! Outside of MSA, you can find Danya editing for Columbia Spectator, advocating for GlobeMed, reading Urdu poetry, and of course, venturing the streets of New York in her free time. She is very excited to meet incoming MSA members and attend all the wonderful events put on by the board this upcoming year!