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Student Spotlight: Yumna Rahman

Class Year: Fourth

Major: Computer Science B.A.

Hometown: Herndon, VA

1.    What brought you to the Women's Center?

I am very passionate about gender equality and activism and thought the Women’s Center would be a great place to not only learn more but also contribute to a better world!

2.    What is your favorite memory of UVA thus far?

Hanging out with friends on the Lawn

3.    Who is a woman that inspires you?

Amina Wadud, an American Muslim theologian who interprets the Quran progressively.

4.    What is one thing you do after a stressful day?

Dance to music

5.    How does your work with the Women's Center motivate you?

It motivates me to listen better because learning is a lifelong journey.

6.    What is a podcast, TV show, etc., that has grabbed your attention and why?

“We Are Lady Parts” on Peacock! If you haven’t watched this, go do it now! It’s a hilarious sitcom with surprisingly deep messages as it follows four diverse Muslim women in a punk band.

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