Afshan studied Economics at California State University, Sacramento. She currently works in corporate retail as a distribution analyst. Prior to this she worked as a project manager in the technology sector.
Afshan began volunteering with CAIR nearly ten years ago in the Sacramento Valley and then continued to be involved with the organization when she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. She joined the CAIR-SFBA Executive Committee in 2015. As a former board member of the Muslim Student Association West and volunteer with the Yaseen Foundation Burlingame Center she brings a wealth of event planning and community organizing to the organization.
Afshan lives on the Peninsula with her husband. She enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.