AT A GLANCE
In June 2011, I lost my sight as a result of a horrendous act of domestic violence.
Along with blindness came many hardships and challenges. Yet, in facing these challenges, I did not lose my perspective. I still see myself as the same person I always was. The same Rumana, who always believed in celebrating life; celebrating the life that made me the woman I am today. Until June 2011, I was building my career in academia. After becoming blind, I decided to change my career. I graduated from the University of British Columbia, Canada in May 2017 with a law degree. Today, I am an articled student at DLA Piper (Canada) LLP.
My motto: Be Infinite
Feels like another lifetime
I'm fighting and thriving
Looks promising and "green"!
ACHIEVEMENTS, EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
My interests keep growing, there's no limit, I will continue learning till my last breath
AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
View my TEDxStanleyPark talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxjcfF6g3Bo
2015 TEDxStanleyPark. Theme: “Yes we can reduce violence against women”
Past academic publications:
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA - PETER A. ALLARD SCHOOL OF LAW
Law School Graduate
Thoughts, musings, and ruminations - Coming Soon!