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Saba Nafees

Saba is a dreamer, scientist, activist, entrepreneur, and lifelong student. Born in Pakistan, she moved to Fort Worth, TX, when she was 11. Her immigration journey has been documented in an award-winning PBS documentary, Dream With Me. She is most proud of her work with Immigrants Rising when she served as an Entrepreneurship Fellow and helped build resources that empower undocumented entrepreneurs to become financially independent. She’s passionate about movement building, finding tangible ways to help undocumented youth, and about the representation of women and students from underrepresented backgrounds in STEM.

She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Mathematical Biology from Texas Tech University. She is a data scientist at Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, working at the intersection of infectious disease and computational biology. Saba lives with her partner in San Francisco where she actively volunteers in the community. She is proud to serve as a mentor to young STEMpreneurs at organizations like STEMcx and WETATi, as a community leader fighting for immigration reform at NAKASEC, and as a board member for The Center for Asian Pacific American Women. Find out more about her here.