Iqra Shafiq has previously served as the Youth Representative of Girl Be Heard to the United Nations. She has loved working with Girl Be Heard on different projects and helped it grow in numerous ways.
Iqra is currently a Political Science and Business Management major in her senior year at The City College of New York, and has worked as an intern for Congresswoman Velazquez in Washington, DC. She currently volunteers at the American Pakistan Foundation as their Youth Representative as well.
She believes that Youth Involvement in any level helps create realistic leaders for tomorrow. She plans to attend graduate school and create her own organization connected to the United Nations with the goal of mentoring young girls in an educational setting. Iqra is fluent in Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi and literate in Urdu.