Role at FSG
At FSG, Rahfin works as part of case teams to help clients better understand and design solutions to social problems. He is particularly interested in collective impact, shared value, and inclusive markets. Rahfin conducts primary and secondary research, performs quantitative and qualitative analyses, generates insights, and co-creates solutions.
As an undergraduate, Rahfin worked closely on issues of social inclusion and economic development. He founded a Dallas microfinance initiative, has presented at a number of political science conferences, and has published original research. Rahfin also served as the editor-in-chief of his school paper and served as the sole student trustee on the university’s governing board. For his dedication to public service, Rahfin was named a Harry S. Truman Scholar while at SMU.
Rahfin spent his undergraduate summers working at Grameen Bank, the U.S. Department of State, and McKinsey & Company. At the U.S. Department of State, he worked on building a diaspora philanthropy portal and helped mediate conversations on Bangladeshi labor reform. At McKinsey & Company, he worked on the long-term growth and governance strategy for an out-of-school time initiative. Upon graduation, Rahfin worked as a business analyst at the American Red Cross, helping the NGO solve financial and operational problems across its business units.
- Southern Methodist University, BA in Economics, Political Science, Public Policy, and Religious Studies, President’s Scholar, summa cum laude
- Truman-Albright Fellow, Truman Scholarship Foundation
- Adviser, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding
- Contributor, Huffington Post and The Dallas Morning News
On working at FSG
“FSG is a dream that has become a reality. The people here are not only dedicated to solving some of the world’s most pressing and complex social problems using innovative approaches and rigorous tools, but also live a culture that understands the critical role we play in transforming circumstances and translating power to strive for a more equitable society. I am honored to be a member of the team.”