Tasmiha is a sophomore at Wesleyan University majoring in Neuroscience and Behavior. She transformed a baby-sitting program at a religious organization into an interactive school-like program called, Junior Muslim Ummah of America. Through this program she tutored and engaged children in productive activities, and was in charge of creating lesson plans, activities and quizzes to promote fun learning. She knew her efforts made an impact when a student came up to her after class one day, hugged her and said “Thank you Ms. Khan, you don’t know how much it means to me to learn from you.”
Tasmiha also volunteers at the Middlesex Hospital in the ER department and is a Youth Advisory Council Member at Do Something. She has worked as an intern for the Institute of Health Research and Policy and an Office Assistant at Wesleyan University Olin Library.
Among her many honors and awards, is the Prudential Spirit of Community Service Award and the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation Award.