I am a first-generation immigrant and the eldest daughter of Bengali born parents who migrated to the U.S. in search of a better life. I was born and raised in New York. I am married and have two beautiful teenage daughters. As a teenager, I studied hard and worked outside school hours in my parents’ restaurant. I found the time on weekends to serve as translator at my community, college and later graduated with a Bachelors of Arts from Marymount Manhattan College. For the past eight years I have worked as a financial officer for non profit.
I remain heavily involved in my Bengali Community in Queens and throughout the city. I was elected the President of the Jalalabad Association, whose members number over 14,000 people. Today, my service extends well beyond the Bengali community. I am an active presence in schools and service to all in my community, and volunteered and served with honor as a member of Community Board 2.
I am a tireless activist for those who cannot advocate for themselves. My voice will be heard on each street in our district.
BADRUN KHAN HAS SPENT HER ENTIRE LIFE FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE, EQUALITY AND FAIRNESS IN HER COMMUNITY.