Sarah Aziza               

 sarahaziza17@gmail.com
@SarahAziza1        
 New York City              www.sarahaziza.com     

 

EXPERIENCE: JOURNALISM

Freelance Writer: Contributed works to print and online publications including The New Republic, Slate, The American Prospect, The Middle East Eye, Bustle, REORIENT Magazine, The Huffington Post, the Village Voice, the Gothamist, Waging NonViolence and others.  Also a frequent blogger for several collections on medium.com.

Editorial: Editorial intern at 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.
 

EDUCATION

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

SKILLS
    Technical: Word Press, CMS, Pro Tools, HTML, basic audio and video reporting and editing. 

    Languages: Arabic (fluent), Hebrew (proficient), French (intermediate).

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
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