Mustafa moved to Colorado during middle school after living in Taliban-controlled territories in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Knowing little about his new home, he quickly learned English and excelled at DSST Green Valley Ranch High School. While in school, he spent three months interning with Mike’s senate office through his school’s internship program.

An inspiration to his peers, he was selected to share his story during his high school graduation. He’s currently enrolled in CU’s undergraduate business program with plans to work in international relations.

“Mike Johnston gives young kids like me the opportunity to have a voice in our democracy.” –Mustafa Mobarez