Farashin was born in Kurdistan of Iraq and relocated to Michigan in 1997 with a political asylum status. As a new refugee to the USA, it was a struggle to do high school and even a college degree in Lansing, Michigan. That’s when her passion began about helping refugees and disadvantaged people at the local, national, and international levels.
She received her Bachelor degree in science, followed by a master in public health, then medical school; all at Michigan State University.
She is passionate about doing medical missions to any country in need whether due to conflict zones, natural disasters, or due to poverty. She provides them with direct medical care, capacity building, and provides public awareness and education. She has been on multiple medical missions; Jordan, Iraq, Colombia, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Syria, Turkey, Gaza (Palestine), Puerto Rico, and Costa Rica.