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Successful Person; Mehreen Faruqi

Mehreen Faruqi studied at the University of Engineering and Technology in Lahore, Pakistan and worked as a consultant in Pakistan before moving to Sydney in 1992. She received a Masters and a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of New South Wales. She joined the Greens in 2004 and ran as a candidate for the Legislative Assembly in 2011 and again in a by-election in 2012. She was chosen to replace another member in 2013, becoming the first Muslim woman to be a member of any Australian parliament.In parliament, Dr Faruqi has carriage of the following portfolios for The Greens NSW: Animal Welfare, Environment, Healthy Lifestyles, Marine Environment & Fisheries, Multiculturalism, Roads & Ports, Sexuality & Gender Identity, Status of Women, Transport, and Young People.
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