“Becoming American” is a digital storytelling project that will feature conversations and panel discussions with immigrant women in Maryland. The stories will be published in Fall 2021.
This project is generously supported by the Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) through their Creativity Grant.
Project: #PublicStreetsPGH – Vignettes for National Welcoming Week 2017
Notable Speaking Engagements
March 24th, 2019: Community Representative: “Rehumanize” Vigil at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum.
August 17th, 2018: Guest Speaker, Allegheny County Department of Human Services Inclusion Committee Speaker Series, “Understanding Traditions”
April 25th 2018: Guest speaker, American Association of University Women (AAUW), North Hills of Pittsburgh. Topic: “From Pakistan to Pittsburgh: Reality and myths of identity.”
April 2017: American Association of University Women (AAUW), North Hills Pittsburgh American Foreign Policy Association, Great Decisions Series at La Roche College, Pittsburgh. Guest Speaker, Topic: “Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan”
2016-2018: Presenter for multiple Behavioral Health and Cultural Competency Trainings arranged by service providers for immigrants and non-native speakers of English in Allegheny County
April 2015: Panelist and speaker, international Conference on “Countering Violent Extremism (CVE)” at the University of Pittsburgh. Topic: “Countering Extremism Through Community Outreach in the West; Opportunities and Challenges”
Presenter for Student Ambassador Program (World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh), Class on Islam and Terrorism at Slippery Rock University, Community College of Allegheny County, North Hills Anti-Racism Coalition (Pittsburgh area), schools and community events.
Teaching & Classes
Notre Dame of Maryland University, Renaissance Institute: The American (Minority) Experience
University of Pittsburgh, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: Muslims in the Neighborhood
Previous Courses for University of Pittsburgh, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
The American (Minority) Experience
Stronger than hate: Building inclusive communities
Muslims in the Neighborhood
International teaching experience as an English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor to non-native speakers.