Anam Mukhtar

USA, Pakistan

School Year: Junior

Major(s): Psychology

Team: Genie

Languages: Urdu, English

Awards: Norman Brown Diversity and Leadership Scholar, Sam Masarachia Scholar, High Honor Dean's List

Hobbies: Absolutely love cooking for the thrill of being immersed into another culture through a single dish, riding my bike, and trying out different cultural restaurants!

Why did you become a mentor: About 20 years ago, my parents left their home country, Pakistan, to come to the United States for a better future and limitless opportunities. The beginning years of settling in were tough, but with the help of mentors in our life, my family was able to overcome challenges and become more comfortable in this new country. As a result of those mentors, I would like to continue this beautiful cycle of mentorship and be able to support and advise international students.

Biography: I was born in Islamabad, Pakistan, and moved to the United States when I was very little. I was raised in a small town in Plainfield, Indiana surrounded by farms and corn fields. I come from a big family back home in Pakistan and visit every couple of years. I enjoy being immersed in different cultures and staying connected to my Pakistani roots through my mother's cooking and stories. I also love meeting new people and connecting with them and really look forward to being an IPMP mentor!

Favorite spot on campus: Hands down the Wood Fountain located near the University Library!

Favorite thing about IUPUI: Bosphorus Istanbul Cafe