Tech Capstone Leads to Healthcare Nonprofit in Pakistan

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Students seek an education at Georgetown University not only for the outstanding academics and faculty but especially for the University’s mission-driven values. For Chaudhary Muhammad Yaseen (G’24), Cura Personalis has been a driving force throughout his academic journey, inspiring him to give back to his community.

Following his journey in the Master’s in Technology Management program (now the Master’s in Information Technology (IT) Management), Yaseen cares for the whole person and every person—igniting his vision to establish a healthcare nonprofit in Pakistan and beyond.

A First-Generation Student

Chaudhary Muhammad Yaseen
Chaudhary Muhammad Yaseen (G’24)

Born and raised in Pakistan, Yaseen graduated high school and moved to the United States with his family in 2006. While the transition introduced considerable challenges including a cultural adjustment, financial constraints, and a language barrier, Yaseen focused his sights on higher education. He attended Montgomery College, a community college known for its supportive learning environment, and earned a full scholarship to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

After graduation, Yaseen launched a career in IT with a strong emphasis on cybersecurity. As the founder and CEO of Doloxi, Yaseen is dedicated to protecting digital assets and implementing comprehensive security strategies to safeguard organizational infrastructure.

“Throughout my career,” Yaseen says, “I identified a significant gap between business acumen and technology, which led me to seek a program that could bridge this divide.” Which in turn led him to Georgetown’s Technology Management program.

“The program’s unique blend of technical and managerial courses was exactly what I was looking for to enhance my ability to align technological solutions with business strategies,” he says.

Staying Active Physically and Mentally

The FitKare health monitoring platform shown on a smartphone.
The FitKare health monitoring platform.

Health-conscious from an early age, Yaseen prioritized eating well and staying active. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, highlighted the critical role that technology could play in managing health and wellness. Yaseen saw an opportunity to utilize his IT expertise to improve healthcare and the lives of others.

He and his Technology Management classmates developed a digital health monitoring platform for their Capstone project. The platform, FitKare, allowed users to take control of their health by providing real-time data and insights, says Yaseen. “Our goal was to create vibrant communities where people could live healthier and happier lives by making informed decisions about their health.”

Yaseen’s Capstone project was the beginning of something great.

“The project was not just about technology; it was about making a meaningful impact on people’s lives,” explains Yaseen. “It reinforced my belief that by combining healthcare and IT, we can create innovative solutions that promote wellness and enhance the quality of life for individuals and communities alike.”

Community Values

But first, Yaseen wanted to give back to his Pakistani community.

“Growing up in Pakistan, I was deeply embedded in a community known for its resilience, intelligence, and hard work,” Yaseen says. “Despite the many challenges we faced, there was always a strong sense of solidarity and support among us.”

This solidarity drives Yaseen’s appreciation for community values and inspired him to create a nonprofit organization that supports people in Pakistan. One day, he hopes to spread the initiative globally.

“Our mission is to provide resources, education, and training to help individuals develop sustainable skills,” Yaseen says. “Once we have successfully tested and refined our model in Pakistan, our goal is to expand our efforts to other countries facing similar challenges. By fostering talent and providing opportunities, we hope to create a ripple effect of positive change across various communities worldwide.”

Following His Mother’s Example

Georgetown and Jesuit values do not exist in a vacuum. They build on and support each other in immeasurable ways. For instance, to care for the whole person, one must also strive to support every person. In that way, Yaseen was raised in the spirit of People for Others.

“My mother is a living testament to resilience, strength, and the power of a positive attitude,” says Yaseen. “Her dedication to our family and her ability to keep us united through thick and thin have profoundly shaped my own values and aspirations.”

Her selflessness and support of those in need taught Yaseen the meaning of generosity and community service.

“In many ways, my mother’s influence extends into my professional aspirations and the work I do with my nonprofit,” says Yaseen. “Her example of selfless service and community support drives my commitment to help others and give back to my roots. By following her example, I strive to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who, like my family once did, face significant challenges but possess immense potential.”

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