Zara Khan is a research intern at The Family and Youth Institute. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science and Art in Biology with Minors in Health Communications and Psychology.  Zara has a strong interest in the physical and mental health outcomes of American Muslims, specifically youth and adolescents. 

Her past research experience includes working with minority youth through Project SEED, a UT research program dedicated to figuring out how language brokering affects Mexican-American youth in various ways, such as psychologically, socially, developmentally, and more. Zara was mainly responsible for studying how language brokering stressors can impact marijuana usage amongst Mexican-American youth. 


Zara is currently a research intern for the iBelong project, working under Hanan Hashem to recognize how Muslim American youth feel belonging at the masjid.