Name of AAPI FigureSalman Khan
What is the person’s Asian heritage or ethnicity?Indian American
Area of InfluenceAcademic
Date of birth or time period11-Oct-76
How did this individual make a contribution to their field or to society/culture at large?Salman Khan developed educational videos to help people learn math and science via the Internet.
Why did you choose this person? What about their story speaks to you?I chose Salman Khan because he started Khan academy and I really like Khan academy.
How does this person inspire you?Salman Khan inspires me because he helps people learn Math and Science across the world.
What surprised you as you were learning about this person?What surprised me about Salman Khan is that he quit his job to create learning videos to help people learn.
Submitted bySanjay Lakshmanan
City, StateWinchester, MA