I Am San Francisco:Ayman Nadeem
Born in Islamabad, Pakistan, Ayman Nadeem came to San Francisco via Canada. Growing up Muslim in a post-9/11 United States, she works to build bridges with her voice and her pen.
Holding on to the back of her grandfather, the open air flooding her senses, weaving through the streets of Islamabad in the ‘90s is one of Ayman Nadeem’s most cherished childhood memories. Fast forward nearly two decades; this time, a cooler, crisper air is flooding her senses as she takes her first jog along the Embarcadero in San Francisco. The city that she would end up calling home welcomed her with a cool embrace and the charm of its iconic waterfront. This was her “I made it” moment: from the congested city streets of Islamabad to a crowded one-bedroom apartment in Canada to a product manager at one of the most prized San Francisco tech companies, Dropbox.