SAROSH ARIF

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Teaching

Sitar Vakfi, English Language for Undergraduates, 2016-Present

 

Fort Greene Preparatory Academy, Portfolio Art Teacher 8th Grade, May 2013-2015

 

NYTurning Point's: Muslim Women Moving Mountains Art Workshop & Exhibition, April 2014 

 

Princeton University: Muslim Life Program Mawlid, February 2014

 

Princeton University: Muslim Life Program Mizaan Retreat, September 2012/2013

Languages

Fluent in English,  Urdu, Hindi, Turkish

 

Conversational in Modern Standard Arabic

 

Elementary knowledge of Farsi, Spanish, & Latin.

Work experience
ARNEEQ

2012 - present

Founder, CEO, Artist & Calligrapher

Conceptualize, create, market, and maintain business for Arneeq: a philanthropic visual arts company devoted to promoting and nurturing artistic expression and social consciousness.

Develop and manage 5+ new lines and product series, 15+ events under the Arneeq brand

Apprenticeship with Master Calligraphers- Istanbul, Turkey

2015 - present

Apprentice/Student 

Study under the instruction of Izzet Elitas, Ibrahim Halil Islam, and Efdaluddin Kılıç in order to attain the traditional Ijaza (license) in Thuluth Calligraphy

Skills

Proficient in Lexis Nexis, Microsoft Office: PowerPoint, Art, & Excel; INews; IWeb; Adobe Illustrator;

Quick Links

2010 - present

2010 - present

TRT World News - Istanbul, Turkey

2017-​

Consultant, Deputy Training Specialist, Program Coordinator, Summer-Fall 2017

Designed & launched Journalism for Juniors (J4J) initiative in the Nizip Camp on the border of Turkey-Syria. Developed mobile journalism and story-telling workshops to empower youth living in refugee camps with the skills, resources, and voice to share their own stories (https://tinyurl.com/ya432h6t, https://tinyurl.com/yaw8bppo);

Social Media Manager for first international TRT World Forum (https://tinyurl.com/y8qb2u9h )

FORT GREENE PREPARATORY ACADEMY

2013 - present

Social Studies Teacher 8th Grade

http://socialstudieswithmsarif.wordpress.com

TEACH FOR AMERICA

2013 - present

Corps Member

Selected from nearly 45,000 applicants nationwide to join the national teacher corps ofrecent college graduates who commit two years to teach in under-resourced public schools. Participate inintensive training program to develop the skills and knowledge needed to achieve significant gains in studentachievement. Teach in a summer school program run by Teach For America for low-income students in theLos Angeles School District, under the supervision of a faculty of experienced teachers. Engage in a fullschedule of professional development activities, including seminars, discussion groups, workshops,individual and group reflections, readings, and ‘learning teams’ specific to my teaching license area.

YOUNG PEOPLE FOR (YP4)

2010 - 2011

Fellow

Interact with progressive young leaders across U.S. and constructed Blueprint for Social Justice &civil rights advocacy. Work with a $3000 budget to develop and execute programming

 

NY1 NEWS: INSIDE CITY HALL

2012

Political Unit Intern

Develop/cut/edit video for 30+ on-air segments; Conduct interviews; Analyze politicaland economic stories/data. On-site producer for 2012 New York democratic primary campaign and elections

 

NBCUniversal: Dateline NBC/Peacock Productions/Rock Center with Brian Williams

2011

Intern

Coordinated with multiple producers to assist on shoots; Research & write story pitches & log, dub, &translate for on-air segments; Contributed to stories including Disappeared, The Casey Anthony Trial,Immigration in the American South, Road from Baghdad, Spain’s Stolen Babies, Blood Gold

UNITED NATIONS (PERMANENT MISSION OF PAKISTAN)

2010

Intern

Observe policy dialogue & represent Pakistan in 3rd Committee of UN; Research & surveydevelopment cooperation, post conflict development, & coordination in UN System; (Reports: 2010ECOSOC Substantive Session Resolutions on Human Security; Status of Internally Displaced Peoples;Sustainable Development; Children in Armed Conflict)

Education
THE ALLIANCE OF CIVILIZATIONS INSTITUTE, IBN HALDUN UNIVERSITY 

2015-2018 (Istanbul, Turkey) 

Master of Arts in Civilization Studies, Expected Graduation May 2018

 

 

BARNARD COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

2009 - 2013 (New York, NY) 

RELAY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

2013-2015 (New York, NY) 

 

Master of Arts in Teaching, May 2015

 

CERTIFICATION: State of New York, General Education K-9

 

 

Bachelor of Arts, May 2013

Majors: Urban Studies & Political Science

Minor: Sociology

GPA: 3.89

 

AWARDS:

The Vivian Allison Pachman ’33 Scholarship, 2012

Athena Mastermind Inductee: Fall 2012

Athena Leadership Scholar Fall 2010-2013

South Asian Journalists Association’s Student Scholarship Award in the Undergraduate Engendered Category, 2011

Constance Hess Williams '66 Scholarship for Women in Politics, Summer 2010

AmeriCorps Grant Recipient Fall 2013

Urban Teaching Scholarship Fall 2013

Exhibitions

Muslim Center of Greater Princeton-Islamic Calligraphy Workshop (Spring 2017)

Princeton University Calligraphy Workshop (Summer 2016)

 

Institute for Islamic Studies Youth Program (Summer 2016)

Turning Point's: Muslim Women Moving Mountains Art Workshop & Exhibition (April 2014)

 

Princeton University: Muslim Life Program Mawlid (February 2014)

 

Institute for Islamic Studies Masjid Fundraiser (April 2013)

MWB: The Souls Left Behind Fundraiser, Rutgers University (April 2013)

 

Columbia University Fast-a-thon: The NFL Fasts for Mynamar (April 2013)

 

Barnard Interfaith Arts Gala (March 2013)

 

NYU POLY MSA Islamic Art Night (March 2013)

 

NCPCF & MLFA Fundraiser w/ Tariq Ramadan (February 2013)

 

Princeton University Mawlid: “Celebration of the Prophet Muhammad’s Life & Legacy” (February 2013)

 

CAIR-CT Fundraiser (December 2012)

 

Art & Social Justice: The Power of Words in partnership with Women in Islam and The Schomberg Center for Research inBlack Culture (December 2012)

 

Al-Shifa Fundraiser (September 2012) ​

 

MSA United for Africa Fundraiser NJ (October 2012)

 

SCC: Barnard Student Art Exhibition (October 2012)

 

Columbia Muslim Students Association Open-Mic Night: “Art, Faith, and Social Justice” (February 2012)
 

Media