2023 (29 years old)

Established “Employment Supported Resettlement” as an extremely successful model of humanitarian parole. Welcomed 100th Ukrainian to Minnesota

2022 (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.

2021 (27)

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

2020 (26)

Built out digital direction business and bought my mom a house.

2019 (25)

Led digital content for the Presidential campaign of Senator Amy Klobuchar.

2018 (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.

2017 (23)

Withdrew from Mayoral race and threw support behind eventual winner.

Appeared on Bravo’s Welcome to Waverly miniseries. (Washington Post)

2016 (22)

After the disastrous election of Donald Trump, put film ambitions on hold and adapted business towards pro-democracy politics, starting with own Mayoral campaign.

2015 (21)

 Launched digital media business.

2014 (20)

Formed filmmaking collective in Minneapolis.

2013 (19)

Earned Bachelors in History from the University of Minnesota.

Produced first feature film.

2012 (18)

Enrolled in the University of Minnesota. (Fun fact: because I had done two semesters at the first college, I counted as a transfer student, and so did not need to present a high school diploma. To this day, I don’t have one, nor a GED.)

2011 (17)

Dropped out of college after second semester.

2010 (16)

To reduce financial pressure on my mother, I dropped out of high school to attend a small college in Santa Fe that was willing to take me on condition that I gain a GED before graduating.

2009 (15)

Began working for city government and police department, and won a scholarship to tour Europe.

2008 (14)

Worked for the campaign of Barack Obama in Minnesota.

2002 (8) — 2007 (13)

Attended public and Catholic schools in Minnesota.

Grew up in Northeast Minneapolis, with a rich history of immigrants, particularly from Poland and Ukraine.

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

Spent summers with father in Bangladesh.

2001 (7)

My mother brings my sister and me to America.

1996 (2) — 2000 (6)

Grew up in the military cantonments of Bangladesh.

1995 (1)

Spent first part of life in Hamburg while my father received training from the German Army.

1994 (0)

Born to a Bangladeshi military family.

Personality & Likes

Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Results

“Big Five”
Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism


“Love Languages”

“Toxic Traits”

Political Compass

Favorite Musicians

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

Favorite Films & Shows

Cool Hand Luke • Fantastic Mr. Fox • There Will Be Blood • Drive • Mud • It’s A Wonderful Life • Beast of the Southern Wild • Hunt for the Wilderpeople • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind • The Big Lebowski • Paddington • 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

Austria • Bahrain • Bangladesh • Canada • China, People’s Republic • Czech Republic • France • Germany • Hungary • Kuwait • Liechtenstein • Nepal • Netherlands • Poland • Qatar • Singapore • Slovakia • Switzerland • Ukraine • United States

Ways to Get In Touch

Send me a direct message on Instagram • @aswar.us
Send me an email • mail@aswar.us



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