First Year Council

Raafay Khan

Hi! My name is Raafay Khan and I’m a freshman serving on the First Year Council. I’m majoring in Political Science and Economics on a pre-law track, and am also passionate about anti-corporate politics and criminal justice reform. On campus, I’m involved in the Muslim Student Association, College Democrats, and am on the Mock Trial team. Having done lots of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work in the past, I hope that on FYC I can help make SGB even more accessible to underrepresented student groups, as well as make Pitt more appreciative of all people and what makes them unique. Please reach out if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas!

Year: Freshman
Pronouns: He/him
School: Dietrich
Major/minor/certificate(s): Economics (major), Political Science (major)
Fun fact: I’m a dual citizen of the U.S. and Pakistan
On campus I can be found: on the 3rd floor study lounge of the WPU, or trying new foods and restaurants nearby (anywhere but The Eatery…)
Favorite class you’re taking at Pitt: World of China: The World of Love, Loyalty, and Power in Traditional Chinese Fiction
Favorite TV show: Better Call Saul
Favorite movies: Interstellar, La La Land, and Whiplash
Favorite books: The Great Gatsby and These Truths
Favorite quote: “We are not witnesses to history; we are it’s authors”