Ayan Rahman is a resident of Kensington, Brooklyn. Rahman was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and immigrated with his parents to New York City in the summer of 2003. Rahman attended Brooklyn Technical High School in Fort Greene and was involved in international organizations such as the Key Club and CIEE. He was one of five students in New York City to win the prestigious $10,000 Milken Scholarship. Now, in his first year at Grinnell College, Rahman is taking virtual classes in everything, from the rise and fall of new world slavery, to the exchanges along the Silk Road, to even an introductory biology course centered around climate change. Some of those ideas also have been tackled in a project Rahman started with friends Kyra Horario and Dehlina Dowdy, called Quaranteenage. The Instagram project is an online-archive telling teenage stories of coping amid the pandemic.