Sana Rizwan Farid attended the University of Karachi, where she earned a B.A degree (2002) and an M.A. (2003) in international relations. Sana interned at the Oxford University Press in Karachi in 2001. In 2002, she worked as a research assistant for the Program on Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution at the University of Karachi, where her research focused on the civil war in Afghanistan. The daughter of an Indian mother and a Pakistani father, she has seen firsthand the problems caused by the strained relations between the neighboring countries. Sana was a volunteer teacher of underprivileged girls from 1993 to 2000.