Safiya Nygaard

Actress, comedian, and writer, who creates video content for Buzzfeed. She attended Stanford University where she participated in theatre productions of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and The Crucible. She is an avid Harry Potter fan and lover of pop culture. She is of Caucasian, Hispanic, South Asian, Native American, and Middle Eastern descent and is of Muslim faith. She often participates or creates Buzzfeed video content having to do with race, religion, and culture in general. The head of the Buzzfeed video department Andrew Gauthier, helped her and Lizz Warner prank one of the Buzzfeed staff on camera. [+]