Intern Spotlight: Fatima Khan

In summer 2015, Learning Life’s social enterprise partner, Signia Surfaces, has five summer interns whom we will profile one by one during the summer, starting below with Fatima Khan.  To learn more about interning with Learning Life or Signia Surfaces, contact us at    

Where were you born and raised?

I was born and raised In Afghanistan in the city of Kandahar.  I moved to the United States at age 21 to escape the culture of the Taliban extremists as they would not allow me or anyone to get anything but their version of Islamic education.

What is your current occupation?

I am currently a senior at George Mason University majoring in information systems and operations management.

Intern Fatima KhanWhat do you like to do in your free time?

I spend my free time either with family or friends. For me this is quality time.

What is the most beautiful place you have seen on Earth, and why is it so beautiful?

I am a very emotional person and for me the most beautiful place is my mother’s eyes, through which I feel safe and satisfied.

Is there a particular life experience you have had that has shaped you as a person?  If so, what was it, and how has it shaped who you are?

My mother is a teacher and a very religious woman.  She is my inspiration and has influenced me to be the person I am today: pious, humble, merciful, with a passion for education.

Why did you choose to intern with Signia Surfaces?

It will help me improve my marketing skills and experience while I take summer classes.

What are your career plans?

After completing my bachelor’s degree, I am planning to apply for a job in information technology and continue my studies in the field.