Helen Rahman

Helen Rahman is a full-time student at UMass Amherst studying Comparative Literature with a focus on mixing conventional pre-med classes with an undergirding array of classes related to Medical Humanities for a broader perspective on the field and related fields. She has been writing poetry ever since she was an immigrant who didn’t know how to properly communicate in English, which has propelled her to be extremely passionate about both writing and oration of poetry, fiction, theater, film, and singing. She believes that science, art, and business are more similar than different, just as she believes that human beings are much more similar and connected than we might realize. What brings her here today is her loyalty to the craft of the written and spoken language, the seen and the unseen, and of course, the drive to make a difference due to her stubborn belief that things, people, systems, and situations can and will change for the better.