An interview with Mahameda Begum was conducted on March 22, 2021, in New York, NY, by Ines Anous for the Becoming the Change Interview Project.
Mahameda Begum is a former student of the Accelerated Studies in the Associate Programs (ASAP) at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) and is currently pursuing her studies at City College. She worked as an ASAP Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader providing support in math. Mahameda was born and raised in Bangladesh. In November 2015, Mahameda moved with her family to New York City. In this interview, she reflects on the importance of women’s education and her aspirations of becoming a math teacher.