Nilufar Kayhani

Job title: 
Undergraduate Researcher

Nilufar Kayhani graduated with her bachelors in public health from UC Berkeley in May 2022. She is the child of Afghan refugees and is committed to resolving health inequities among forcibly displaced communities. Motivated to address the health needs she witnessed growing up, Nilufar decided to pursue a career in public health. During her time at UC Berkeley, she initiated multiple community-based participatory research projects with historically marginalized populations. Nilufar is passionate about health equity and ensuring all communities have access to the resources they need. Outside of academics, Nilufar loves cooking, photography, and is recently learning pottery.

At BIMI, Nilufar is a part of the community and cultures project. She is curating a photo exhibit about the Afghan diaspora. She is also conducting archival research and documenting cultural events and rituals significant to the Afghan community. Through this project, she hopes to honor the community that raised her and celebrate the beauty of the Afghan culture.