From Refugee to Columbia Engineering Student

Jan 09 2023
Ali Danish Bakhtyari

In 2019, Columbia University announced the new Scholarships for Displaced Students. One of its recent recipients, Ali Danish Bakhtyari, is a former child actor who appeared in the film “The Kite Runner” and twice fled Taliban rule. Now a Master's student in the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Bakhtyari’s story was featured in a video interview from Voice of America. 

Learn more about Bakhtyari’s incredible journey here.