Imran M is the Program Associate for the Burma Task Force. He is a stateless Rohingya refugee from Burma (Myanmar). He is doing my second year of college at Truman. I had to make many boat journeys to seek safety and was held in many detention centers over seven years. I taught myself to speak and write in English while I was exile in Australia’s offshore detention center on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea.
He is a writer and human rights activist; has written extensively about his experiences as a stateless Rohingya refugee and other asylum seekers and refugees around the world.
He is the current Student Trustee where I represent the voice of thousands of students from all the seven city colleges of Chicago for a year.
President of the Nu Lambda chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Truman; he also serves as the coordinator of the Rohingya Youth Club of his Rohingya community in Chicago, empowering the younger generation to grow academically. He is one of the board members of the Refugee Education & Adventure Challenge organization where he volunteers with other young refugees from many countries.