The dream the Taliban couldn’t kill

When the Taliban threatened her life for going to school, education became a dangerous secret. Sola Mahfouz is a quantum computing researcher at Tufts University Quantum Information Group. She joins host Krys Boyd to discuss her life in Afghanistan under the Taliban and her daring escape to the U.S. for a more fulfilling life. Her book, written with co-author Malaina Kapoor, is “Defiant Dreams: The Journey of an Afghan Girl Who Risked Everything for Education.”

This episode originally aired August 24th, 2023.