Naheed Bahram was born and raised in Kabul, Afghanistan. Her family migrated to Peshawar, Pakistan after the loss of her mother in a bomb explosion in Kabul. After graduating high school at the age of 18, she taught ESL to Afghan refugee women and girls in Peshawar. In 2006 she moved to the United States as an international student.
Ms. Bahram has worked for Women for Afghan Women (WAW) since 2007, starting off as a volunteer and moving up to case worker, program manager, and now program director running WAW New York. She is also on the board of Queen Interfaith Council.
She holds a BA in finance and economics from Queens College.