Alyna Rahim was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan. She is twenty years-old and spends her free time doing origami, listening to music, occasionally singing, and reading mystery novels. Prior to joining UCA, Alyna volunteered in her community and believed living in UCA’s diverse environment would enable her to learn new cultures and better understand her own. She aspires to become a cryptanalyst or a data scientist after graduation. After her first year at the UCA Campus in Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic, she was recognised as the top student in her class and was honoured on the Dean’s List.
This interview is part of a series featuring UCA undergraduate students’ reflections after completing their first year at the university. This series is a joint collaboration between the University of Central Asia and Aga Khan Foundation Canada.
Why did you choose to study at the University of Central Asia?
I chose to study at UCA because the university offers small class sizes, a diverse community, world-class curriculum, a peaceful campus location, and it is part of the Aga Khan Development Network. My major is Computer Science, and I chose this specialisation as there are many career choices available in this field. I believe the liberal arts courses and the computer science courses offered at UCA will help me achieve my career goals. I enjoy learning about the possibilities of a virtual world and the ways technology have eased our everyday tasks. I want to contribute to society in this way.
Read more here
Alyna now in her third year was recently interviewed by Prince Aly Muhammad on his recent visit to University of Central Asia.
Click here to read more about Prince Aly Muhammad’s recent visit.