ABOUT NURJAHAN BOULDEN

Nurjahan was 21 years old when she was shot with an assault rifle in an attack that killed the man next to her. As a college student and a dancer, that one night changed the trajectory of her life. Even as she moved on to reach major milestones like pursuing a career in education and building a family, undiagnosed PTSD and physical complications from the bullet wound threatened her future every day. Not knowing if recovery was even possible, she went on a quest to find the tools, resources, and support system that would ultimately empower her to recover and live the life she was meant to live. Inspired to pay it forward, Nurjahan now travels the country as a motivational speaker, leading community resilience workshops, and spreading hope - something she lost sight of for so long. She is recognized as a "national expert" on gun violence prevention and recovery, and is America's leading coach for survivors of gun violence. She spends her days in Southern California with her husband and three children, playing soccer, traveling, and dancing.