Curriculum Vitae

With 8 years of working in the non-profit sector and 5+ years of communications experience, I've gathered many skills over my career. This CV offers a description of my professional background and experience. Please feel free to contact me for business inquiries. You can view my entire CV by clicking the button below.

 

Education

 

Graduated Cum Laude May 2020

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (GPA: 3.69)

Bachelor of Arts in History (Major GPA: 4.0)
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (Major GPA: 3.8)
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Media Studies (Major GPA: 4.0)

Minor in Women & Gender Studies

Graduated with Honors in all 3 degrees

  • Institute for Women’s Leadership Scholar (2019 - 2020)

  • National Women & Gender Studies Honor Society (Iota Iota Iota) (2019)

  • Speaker for Dr. Jewel Plummer Cobb S.T.E.A.M Women’s Empowerment Conference (2019)

  • Rutgers Community Leadership, Action and Service Fellow (2018)

  • Institute for Research on Women (Podcasting Seminar) Research Assistant & Fellow (2017)


Leadership, Volunteer & Teaching Experience

 

September 2019 - February 2021

Teacher, Administrative Director & Co-Founder

The South Asian Empowerment Coalition

I founded an organization where my team and I taught bi-monthly financial literacy workshops to a cohort of 20 women. We held cultural events to raise awareness on stigmas around body image, sexual health and other taboo topics specifically talking about the South Asian community. I also created and implemented the entire PR and marketing strategy while publishing content on social media accounts.

August 2018 - May 2020

Research & Teaching Assistant 

Institute for Women's Leadership Scholar's Program

I helped facilitate class discussions and distribute materials. I also provided administrative support to IWL staff and other professors. You can learn more about my role in my CV.

September 2018 - May 2020

Editor In Chief, President

The Voice Magazine

As Editor In Chief, I compiled, edited, and put together in our magazine issue all the articles submitted to the organization. I supervised a team of 10 people and wrote copy for digital platforms. I also taught bi-weekly creative writing workshops to college students.

January 2018 - May 2020

Teacher & Human Rights Committee Chair

BlueFoot Print Project

I gave multiple presentations on various human rights abuses and issues around the world. I wrote and edited 10 policy reports detailing human rights issues in Sub-Saharan African, Latin America, and the Middle East. I coordinated with the media team to restructure the website and improve user traffic.

Experience

 

September 2019 - January 2021

Staff Writer & Reporter

The Daily Targum

I wrote multiple pieces that can be found on my non-fiction portfolio page on politics, culture, policy, business, and other news. I wrote and edited over 4 stories a week. I also interviewed various community members, faculty, and people in the New Brunswick area. 

June 2019 - August 2019

Policy and Communications Intern

Feminist Majority Foundation 

I worked under the Communications Director writing 400-600 word news articles that were published daily for an audience of 50,000 weekly readers. I attended multiple meetings and Congressional hearings on Capitol Hill. I developed communication materials like policy memos, press releases, Twitter posts and compiled program reports. You can read my published work here.

December 2018 - May 2019

Communications and Administrative Intern

Manavi

I maintained partnerships with other non-profits through responding to emails, phone calls, and inquiries. I spearheaded the entire PR campaign for their Annual Summit raising awareness on domestic violence in the South Asian community. I also translated informational materials into Urdu.

September 2018 - February 2019

Social Media Manager & Marketing Associate 

EatStreet

I managed their social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  I also created promotional materials for seasonal deals and promotions. I maintained partnerships with local organizations, restaurants, and partners.

September 2018 - December 2018

Studio Assistant

Rutgers I-TV Studio

From assisting on a full 30-minute show to designing graphics in Chyron and programming the teleprompter, I managed multiple priorities in the studio. I'm well versed in operating studio cameras, using audio hardware for talent, and pitching creative concepts.

July 2018 - September 2018

Administrative Intern & Tutor

Interfaith-RISE (Refugee Center)

I worked with immigrant families, refugees, and asylum seekers. I filed client paperwork and assisted the directors in 10 asylum interviews and applications. I taught the ESL classes while working as a translator. I utilized my Urdu, Hindi, and Arabic language skills.

September 2017 - May 2018

Communications Intern

U.S State Department - Foreign Service Fellowship 

I wrote articles for the Islamabad desk in Pakistan on the college experience in the US. I also compiled administrative reports for supervisor.

June 2016 - August 2017

Grassroots Organizer

Human Rights Campaign

I organized meetings with canvassers, employees, and local LGBTQ organizations. I fundraised over 2k on a weekly basis while lobbying for the Equality Bill to be passed by Congress. I also educated community members on LGBTQ+ discrimination and rights.

Skills

 

Languages

Urdu 
Hindi 
Punjabi
Arabic 
Spanish

Technical

Microsoft Office Suite: Powerpoint, Excel, Word, Sharepoint, Outlook, Teams
Zoom
Basic HTML
Project Management (CAPM)
Google Analytics

Communications

WordPress, Wix, Canva
Adobe Creative Suite: Premiere Pro, Photoshop, InDesign, Audition
Youtube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook
MailChimp, HootSuite