Mehria was born in Kabul where she received a Bachelor’s degree from the Industrial Management Institute. She left Afghanistan for the United States after the Russian invasion.
Upon arrival in Boston, she learned English, worked four years for academic institutions and then relocated to California. Mehria worked in financial institutions and pharmaceuticals, both in admin and management. She earned a Master’s degree in Management and Leadership from John F. Kennedy School. Her most recent position was in the public sector, in public relations.
Her deep desire to perform community work energized her to volunteer. Mehria produced, wrote, and hosted for Ariana Afghan TV. As a women’s advocate worked with several Afghan organizations in the Bay Area. She is currently the spokesperson for the Cultural Society of Afghan Women, a respected guest speaker, and has been recognized in several publications.
Mehria is a world traveler and enjoys learning about cultures, arts, history, religions, and languages. She believes that she is still in the early stages of learning in life, and her motto is: You can succeed if you want.