Born into a Bangladesh Army family in 1994, to a schoolteacher and an intelligence officer.

Spent first years of life in military cantonments in Hamburg, Germany, and Dhaka, Bangladesh.

At the age of 6, immigrated with mother and sister to America.

Attended public schools and private Catholic schools in Minnesota.

Excelled in speech, debate, academic trivia, theatrical performance, American football, basketball, baseball, wrestling, boxing, and golf.

Spent summers with father in Bangladesh.

At 15, began working for city government and police department, and won a scholarship to tour Europe.

At 16, abandoned high school to study philosophy in a small college in Santa Fe.

Left that college and, at 19, earned Bachelors in History at the University of Minnesota.

Made several feature films, starting while still in college.

At 20, formed a filmmaking collective and launched a digital media business.

At 22, after the disastrous election of Donald Trump, put film ambitions on hold and adapted business towards pro-democracy politics.

First campaign was own unsuccessful campaign for Mayor of Minneapolis, which resulted in instant demand for digital political services and a featuring role in the Bravo Network’s special series, “Welcome to Waverly.”

At 24, led digital content for now-Representative Dean Phillips, in the most pivotal Congressional race in the 2018 Democratic recapture of the House of Representatives.

At 25, led digital content for the Presidential campaign of Senator Amy Klobuchar.

At 26, bought mother a house.

At 27, led digital on the unsuccessful attempt to pass the Freedom to Vote Act, the largest pro-democracy reform bill in American history.

Now, at 28, travelled to Ukraine shortly after the Russian invasion and founded the American Service in Ukraine, to facilitate migration to the United States and provide humanitarian assistance.

Favorite Music

The Strokes
Isaiah Rashad
Frank Ocean
Arctic Monkeys
Still Woozy
The Beths
Bad Bad Hats
Summer Walker
Rayana Jay
Freddie Gibbs
Kendrick Lamar
Johnny Cash
Benny Goodman

Favorite Films & Shows

Cool Hand Luke
Fantastic Mr. Fox
There Will Be Blood
It’s A Wonderful Life
Beast of the Southern Wild
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
The Big Lebowski
The Wire
It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia
The Office (US)
The Sopranos

Favorite Books

Kazantzakis’ Zorba the Greek
Durants’ The Story of Civilization
Epictetus’ Enchiridion
Rilke’s Letters to a Young Poet
Camus’ Resistance, Rebellion, and Death
Spinelli’s Maniac Magee
Hughes’ I Wonder As I Wander
Usborne Encyclopedia of World History
Borges’ Ficciones

Countries Visited 

China, People’s Republic
Czech Republic
United States

Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Results

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Political Compass Test

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Big Five

Measured on five major dimensions of personality: Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism.

DISC Report

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Myers–Briggs Type Indicator

ENTJ. Extraverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging.



“Eights are defined by their desire to be powerful and to avoid any vulnerability. They present a confident, assertive, and decisive image to others. Eights can be argumentative and intimidating; it is important to them to stand up for what they believe in and to protect those who are weaker than themselves.

Deepest Fear: Eights fear being vulnerable and powerless more than anything, and cope with this fear by always being strong and in control.

Enneagram (cotd.)

Core Motivations: Eights are motivated by their desire to be independent and in control. They resist appearing or feeling weak and reject any authority that restricts them.

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Truity “Toxic Traits”

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Truity “Love Languages”

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