A native of Richardson, TX, Rahfin Faruk earned Bachelor’s degrees from Southern Methodist University, in Economics, Political Science, Public Policy and Religious Studies, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa (induction as a junior). A President’s Scholar at SMU, Faruk was the editor-in-chief of the university’s daily newspaper and the sole student trustee on its governing board. At SMU, he was also the founder and CEO of a microfinance start-up. He has also presented and published peer-reviewed research in political science. Faruk currently works as a consultant at FSG, a non-profit social impact consultancy. A Truman Scholar, he has previously worked at Grameen Bank, the U.S. Department of State, and McKinsey & Company. As a Marshall Scholar, Faruk will pursue a Master’s Degree in Investment Management at the University of Reading and a Master’s Degree in Comparative Social Policy at the University of Oxford.