Former Afghan refugee awarded $50K scholarship at University of Guelph
Nasrin Husseini aims to be able to help transform the global food industry
Becoming a veterinarian was always in the back of Nasrin Husseini's mind. She grew up in Iran as a refugee from Afghanistan and once her family was allowed to go back, she became the first woman to graduate from veterinary medicine after Taliban rule.
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Her path has lead her to the University of Guelph as she is one of five people to received the inaugural Arrell Food Institute scholarship, worth $50,000, and hopes to help transform the global food industry with her research.
"I think I'm in the right field because I always wanted to help somehow the society," She told CBC's The Morning Edition host, Craig Norris.
"Research and providing healthier food, I think it's a great thing to do and that's the best way that I can help this beautiful country that in the hardest moments of my life supported me."
Listen to her story below: