Afaf Ibraheem’s story began on the banks of the Blue Nile, and unfolded on three different continents. She spent her childhood in the Sudan, the Middle East, Canada, and Brooklyn, New York. Owing to this semi-nomadic pattern, she learned the importance of adapting to and having a curiosity to learn from new environments, cultures, and people.
Afaf attended James Madison High School in Brooklyn, NY. She spent her high school years focusing on bio-medical science, volunteering at the local community hospital, and doing field studies with the Arthur Ashe Health Science Academy. She also co-founded the Sudanese-American Youth Group of New York, a youth empowerment program that connects young Sudanese-Americans and helps them raise awareness for issues affecting their counterparts in the Sudan. Afaf graduated from high school in 2007. She went on to attend Harvard College where she studied Social and Cognitive Neuroscience, a field that allowed her to unite her interests in biology as well as psychology. She spent much of her extracurricular time working with disadvantaged children in Dorechester through the Franklin After School Enrichment program where she was Co-Director. She was also active in the Harvard Investment Association, a public equity investing club. Afaf graduated Harvard in 2011.
Afaf currently resides in New York, where she works in Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley.