Meet Norin Yasin Chaudhry — Saving 9’s Head of US Operations
We always assume that a leader is born and not made. The other side can also be true, a leader is made and not born. However we want to perceive, we all have knacks for leaderships. It takes a combination of supportive environment, passion and determination to rise above, to recognize one’s talents and to do the unthinkable with our busy lives.
How did rising to Head of Saving 9’s US Operations began for Norin?
In 2011, Norin joined LUMS Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to become a Medical First Responder (MFR) under the mentorship of Usama Javed Mirza, Umar Farooq and Saba Abbas. She later went on to join the Training Department of EMS as Assistant Director out of her deep love for teaching and helping the fellow LUMS community to build the next batch of MFRs. She progressed through to become the Director of Training and eventually the President of EMS. During her last year at LUMS, she along with her team used to discuss about a community development program that would focus on devising first aid workshops for common people outside of LUMS. In US, LUMS alumni came together to pitch their ideas in New York City Pakathon to deliberate about building an organization that less about reinventing the wheel but more focused on spreading commonplace healthcare education in rural communities of Pakistan. It was overwhelming as well as exciting at the same time because the end goal of this initiative was to be of service to people. Norin shared that ambition and passion with Ovais and Usama who then became co-founders of Saving 9. And without a thought, her journey began!