Freshta Tori Jan - International Relations, Strategic Communications, and Pre-Law
Freshta Tori Jan is a first-year bilingual student from Kabul,
Afghanistan. She has been greatly involved in various communities such
as the YWCA, Grand Rapids Initiative for Leaders, the City of Grand
Rapids, Students Against Sexual Violence, the International Congress
of Youth Voices and serves as the only female and international member
of the American Enterprise institute at Calvin University. She serves
as a mentor for other youth and as a public speaker at events
including the Department of Civil Rights, Ecumenical Advocacy Days on
Capitol Hill, the YWCA, radio stations, news platforms as well as
other local organizations for marginalized groups.
Tori Jan’s journey through poverty, terrorism, and different forms of
injustice have enabled her to be a voice for those who are not able to
share their stories and those who are not able to receive the
opportunities she has sought. She believes in empowering youth in
order to bring change and be the leaders of today and tomorrow.
Tori Jan majors in International Relations, Strategic Communications
and Pre-Law at Calvin University. After graduation, she will attend
law school to equip herself to advocate for international human rights
through the United Nations.