Hey guys, I’m Farahnaz Mohammed, but you should call me Farah, that’s easier. I’m 26 and I’m originally from Jamaica, although I’ve been living and working all over ever since. I’m your Community Manager for the Americas here at HackPack.
And the reason I do what I do is because I used to be a freelancer in Jamaica and I found it incredibly difficult to get the attention of major media outlets even though at the same time, I was hearing calls for stories from places like mine, from people like me.
And I was so frustrated that there was such a disconnect- that we couldn’t reach each other although we both wanted each other.
And then miraculously, I found myself at Northwestern University and I was so surprised at how much easier it was to get in touch with everyone I wanted to, not because I’d gotten exponentially better, but because I knew the right people.
And so that’s what I’m doing what I’m doing. It’s to be able to help you guys do the same thing, and to connect to the people you need to to help tell the stories that matter.