Meet the Team: Alissa Constable
Alissa Constable is another enthusiastic volunteer who has joined the Gift of Sight team. She is a graduate of Hunter College CUNY with a BA in Media Communications and currently works as a marketing and partnership strategist. During college she was an apprentice optician at Lenscrafter and is overjoyed to join the team and help give the gift of sight. The trip to Guatemala is Alissa’s...
Meet the Team: Tahir Ahmad
One of the newest additions to the Gift of Sight team is University of Washington graduate Tahir Ahmad. He is joining us to volunteer as an assistant to the medical team during the week long clinic in Chichicastenango. Tahir is currently a research assistant at Oregon Health & Science University’s Pediatrics Neuroscience lab; he also has experience working as a lab technician for...
Meet the Team: Dr. Amna Malik
Dr. Amna Malik is an optometrist who practices in the suburbs of Chicago. This is her first experience with Humanity FIrst, USA and she will be joining the Gift of Sight team as the team leader of the optometry clinic. Her role will require her to provide patients with comprehensive eye exams, treat ocular disease, and provide eyewear. She looks forward to empowering individuals by improving...
Meet the Team: Shafat Sirajee
Shafat Sirajee is a recent graduate from the University of California San Diego and a returning Gift of Sight volunteer. During last year’s clinic in San Juan Sacatepequez, he assisted the medical team with surgical preparations and the diagnosis process. Shafat thoroughly enjoyed sitting in on multiple surgeries, learning the basics of cataract surgery, and working and playing alongside...
Meet the Team: Dr. Ahsan Khan
As the Director of Gift of Sight, Dr. Ahsan Khan is in charge of leading a team of exceptional volunteers on the week long mission. He traveled with the Gift of Sight team to San Juan Sacatepequez, Guatemala in 2010 to perform cataract surgeries and examine patients during an eye clinic. This trip left a lasting memory with him, as he observed team members from various backgrounds working...
Gift of Sight: Guatemala, 2011
After the resounding success of last year’s trip, the Gift of Sight team will be returning to Guatemala at the end of October. This year, the volunteer team will be staying in Chichicastenango and holding a week-long clinic at Clinica Salud y Paz. The medical team includes Gift of Sight director and ophthalmologist Dr. Ahsan Khan, optometrist Dr. Amna Malik, and anesthesiologist Dr. Saqib...