Rebecca Shafee is a scholar of Bangladesh who was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. On July 24, a clip of the 1993-94 national debate on Bangladesh Television went viral on Facebook. In that two and a half minute clip, a student of Holy Cross School is seen giving a speech in an impeccably beautiful manner. The student’s name is Rebecca Shafee. That video has recently gone viral. The then Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia presented the award at the event.Some people are listening to that video more than once. Although it may seem like an ordinary girl’s school speech, there is magic hidden in her throat. In a two-and-a-half minute speech, the girl says how she has given up one wish after another in her life. The girl explained life in very simple words. At the end of it all, she said, ‘I am happy to be an honest, hardworking and conscientious person. I want to leave and win. ‘
She recently completed her postdoctoral training in genetics at the Harvard Medical School and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and is currently a visiting scientist at the Broad.
Real Name : Rebecca Shafee
Birthplace : Dhaka, Bangladesh
Nationality : Bangladeshi
Religion : Islam
Affiliation: Harvard University
Research interests: Genetics, Neuroscience, Astrophysics
Physics Undergrad : (GPA 4.00)-Cal Tech
Family Members & Education –
She grew up in Dhaka, Bangladesh and moved to the USA to study physics at Caltech. After finishing her undergraduate studies, she moved to Boston to pursue a PhD in astrophysics at Harvard University under the supervision of Prof. Ramesh Narayan and Dr. Jeffrey McClintock.
Rebecca’s father is Professor Ahmed Shafi of Dhaka University and mother is Sultana Shafi. She is married and mother of a girl named Andemia. She is working on the intersection of neuroscience at Harvard Medical School.