Milken Scholar 2020
Scholar Profile

Ayan Rahman



Ayan Rahman a graduate of Brooklyn Technical High School, is an AP Scholar with Distinction, QuestBridge College Match Finalist, and Counsel of International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Global Navigator. He served as President and Vice-President of the largest Key Club in the world with over 500 members that won 1st Place for Single Service Project in the Platinum Division of New York District Key Clubs and was recognized as a Distinguished Key Clubber and Outstanding Club President. He was also the President of Tech Treks and 1st Flautist of his high school concert band.

During his first year at Grinnell, Ayan was immersed in a number of journalism opportunities as he interned at the local news and media company BK Reader as a member of the BKLYN Sauce Series and wrote for the COVID-19 Writer's Project. He also continued social justice and civic engagement oriented work as part of the Sunrise Movement. This summer, he plans on being a part of the BRIC Media Share Cohort of 2021 as well as work as a freelance intern of public programming at the Center for Brooklyn History.

After having completed his first year at Grinnell College, Ayan will head to Brown University this fall to complete his undergraduate degree.

High school:  Brooklyn Technical High School


College Year Degree
Brown University
Providence, RI
2024 BA Modern Culture & Media