New York City www.sarahaziza.com
Freelance Writer: Contributed works to print and online publications including Harper's Magazine, The Atlantic, The Nation, The New Republic, Slate, The American Prospect, The Middle East Eye, REORIENT Magazine, The Huffington Post, the Village Voice, and others. Also a frequent blogger for several collections on medium.com.
Editorial: Completed editorial internships at The Nation and The Gothamist, poetry and culture editor at F-Word Magazine, Associate Editor at The Fair Observer and Campus Philly.
Fulbright: Received a Fulbright grant for the 2014-2015 year to Jordan. This grant focused on refugee education and humanitarian agency. While in the Middle East also reported on local activism, politics, and youth culture.
New York University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Arthur L. Carter Institute of Journalism
M.A. in Journalism, Literary Reportage, May 2017
University of Pennsylvania
College of Arts and Sciences.
Bachelors of the Arts with Honors in Comparative Literature, Bachelor of the Arts with Honors in Near Eastern Studies: Modern Arabic and Hebrew 2014.
Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Dean’s List 2010-2014
University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa, 2012
Technical: Word Press, CMS, Pro Tools, HTML, basic audio and video reporting and editing.
Languages: Arabic (fluent), Hebrew (proficient), French (intermediate), Spanish (basic).
Adult Education and Immigration Advocate Arab American Association of New York
August 2015 - Present
I engage in a variety of services, including teaching English, translation, advising on immigration/naturalization process, local advocacy, and community youth programming.
Mentor We Are Not Numbers Gaza Strip
Ongoing mentor to young Palestinian writers in Gaza; guide them in writing and sharing their stories in English using modern technology and media tools.
Research Assistant: Wharton School, MBA of Management and International Studies Philadelphia PA
October 2011-May 2014
Assisted in research related to market analysis and global development. Helped write curriculum in international business
Art/English Teacher: Project Hope (NGO)
West Bank, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Israel
May 2012-August 2012: lived and taught in Nablus and surrounding West Bank refugee camps.
Taught adult English class, art camp for younger children, teen language workshops
English Teacher, Not Forgotten International (NGO) Tindouf, Algeria
Full-time English teacher in Smara refugee camp in Sahara Desert, North Africa
Lived in refugee housing, independently managed curriculum for two classrooms