Shehnaz was born and raised as an orthodox Muslim in Karachi, Pakistan. She was asked to be fitted in the box that didn’t align with her true calling from day one. She was a “Firstborn as a Girl” and wasn’t accepted by the patriarchal cultural mindset where women are groomed to be a wife, a house maker and are not encouraged to go to school. Being rebellious, she became a high school valedictorian and continued her path to be an Engineer. While studying engineering, based on the cultural tradition, she was married off to a stranger after the one-hour interview and immigrated to the United States, leaving everything behind. Upon her arrival in the United States, she overcame financial, cultural and language barriers to get herself acculturated in this new life.
Shehnaz went to Girl’s school and only dreamt about speaking English one day. She finished up her education at a very prestigious school, the University of California, Irvine, as an Electrical Engineer while attending the community college to learn English. At the time, she spoke four languages (Urdu, Gujrati, Hindi, and Sindhi); however, none of them was English.
As an Aerospace Engineer, she has worked in large cooperations like Boeing/NASA. She has had the privilege of working on the most massive rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), ever built that is still planned for the mission to Moon and Mars. Her recent work at NASA was for the Commercial Crew Program (CCP), as a Flight Test Software Engineer ensuring Space X Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket to be used for taxi service for Astronauts from ISS to Earth. Falcon 9 rocket historical launch occurred in June 2020 with astronauts aboard and had a successful mission back and forth from ISS. She is currently working at NASA to develop and demonstrate a Human Landing System (HLS) to deliver astronauts to the lunar surface by 2024.
As a Spiritual Alchemist, she teaches workshops to empower and enlighten people by sharing her knowledge and wisdom in successfully integrating physical and nonphysical worlds. Shehnaz is certified as a “Life Activation Practitioner” under king Solomon lineage as an energy healer. “Life Activation” supports us by bringing a moment of clarity to a lifelong question about how we fit into the greater scheme of things by turning on our spiritual DNA, divine blueprint so that we begin to awaken and remember our potential.
As a transformation coach, she works one-on-one with clients to help them be leaders in all aspects of their lives. This style of coaching uses the bio-individuality philosophy, meaning everyone is unique. What is one person’s food can be another person’s poison. I help you see the forest in your own life so you can get a larger perspective to solve lifelong problems. You get to understand the root causes in your daily paternalistic life.
She believes in DNA level healing and therefore is a distributor of a German machine called BEMER (Bio Electro Magnetic Energy Regulation). BEMER is a machine for everyone and was designed initially for German Citizen as the closest thing to the fountain of youth. BEMER enhances microcirculation and helps rebuild the immune system via the patented waveform and signal. NASA is working with BEMER to have these specially designed coils woven into astronaut Intravehicular Activity (IVA) Suits to help mitigate the physical deterioration in space and help with bone density losses.
Her ultimate message, “As we undertake the daunting task of transformation, the changes we embark on will become habitual, automatic, and effortless. The process is like a rocket leaving Earth. At first, it requires enormous power, then less and less as it leaves the Earth’s gravitational field. And finally, it moves through space under its momentum.” Thus, we have the power to live an incredible life as a powerful multidimensional being; hence her company name is “Ashes to Sona(gold)”, which highlights the alchemical transformation one can undertake to live their highest potential life.
Shehnaz is an accomplished aerospace engineer, spiritual alchemist, energy healer, and transformational coach. She has lived in two continents and various states in the United States. She is a proud mother of four boys. She travels the world for various reasons, including her family living on multiple continents and her passion for continually learning and growing. Her deep desire is to continually team up with innovative people, utilizing “Science and Technology” and “Spirituality” to bring a revolutionary change to planet Earth to better humanity and ultimately create a heaven on Earth. She truly has lived by this quote from Christopher Columbus, “You can never cross the ocean unless you dare to lose sight of the shore.”