Nishat Mirza, UN Correspondent, Secretary of Youth Steering Committee UN DGC/NGO, & Founder of Voices of Bangla. Nishat Mirza, originally from Bangladesh and now living in New York City, graduated from Boston University School of Medicine, with a Masters in Medical Sciences. After graduation, she started working in Clinical Epidemiology at Harvard Medical School, recently completing a two-year project to find the risk factors of a skin infection outbreak. Throughout these endeavors, Nishat grew increasingly concerned about the impacts of climate change on the spread of disease.
Dedicated to public service and making a difference in people's lives, Nishat has a decade of experience working with people from various ethnic backgrounds as an educator, leader and entrepreneur. In an effort to speak for those whose voices are buried under poverty, she has worked with the children in the slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh since 2013. In 2014, she founded the non-profit organization, Voices of Bangla, a movement promoting leadership skills in Bangladeshi youth around the world. Currently, Nishat writes and hosts online TV programs for Turkish Journal, broadcast live from United Nations Headquarters in NYC. Her recent program is Oceans R U, covering the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.