Meet the Team

Afrah Zahid Afrah Zahid Afrah was born and raised in Pakistan but has lived half of her life in Kuwait. Urdu is her native language. Afrah recently graduated from Oxford Brookes University, and has been working as a language instructor in Japan since March 2015. Afrah loves cooking and baking, and if she hadn’t chosen to study business and finance, she would definitely have been a professional chef. She just loves food! She says learning any foreign language is easy if you have the passion for it. At UrduPod101, our goal is to help you with that passion!
Hamza Umer Hamza Umer Hamza was born in Pakistan and has spent most of his life in Pakistan. He speaks English, Urdu, Punjabi, and Persian, and likes to play basketball and watch cricket and car races. He studied at various international schools in Pakistan before going on to complete his undergraduate studies at LUMS in Pakistan and Waseda University in Japan. After graduating, he moved to Japan to study further. He completed his master’s degree in economics at Waseda University. Currently, he is enrolled in Waseda University’s doctoral program and is conducting research on taxation and finance.
Shazia Ashfaq Shazia Ashfaq Shazia was born in Pakistan but raised abroad. She has been teaching for more than 15 years. She is currently volunteering at NGO/NPO Jasmine Pakistan association in Japan, which promotes children’s education. Currently working as an International Marketing Manager in the Japanese Cosmetics Company, the skin care cosmetics manufacturer for Muslim countries, she wants to be a bridge between two countries—Japan and Pakistan—to come closer and work on some projects together.