Sarosh Arif

Consultant, Artist, and Project Manager in New York

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Sarosh is an award-winning teacher, training and program specialist, artist, and an ivy-league educated social entrepreneur. Through her experiences with TeachForAmerica, the United Nations, and the NYC Department of Education, Sarosh has studied the needs of various communities and childhood education and identified the necessity for diverse and innovative initiatives. With parallel experience in the media sector including NBCUniversal, NY1 News, and most recently TRT World News, Sarosh has devoted her life to educating children through multiple platforms. With international media companies like TRT World, she develops specialized character-building curricula and resources with a global citizen perspective and coordinates targeted programming like the Journalism for Juniors program that empowers Syrian refugee children to reclaim their own narrative. The program now serves nearly 1000 refugees in various camps across Turkey. She bridges her background in character-development and SEL-based instruction with her passion for the visual arts and media industry. Currently operating from a dual home base of NYC and Istanbul, she designs and provides education and training consulting to various individuals, schools, mosques and organizations around the world.

Sarosh's artwork is an eclectic blend of pieces inspired by modern street art and graffiti and the centuries-old influence of mystic poetry and traditional Islamic calligraphy and design. Currently based in NYC and Istanbul, Sarosh is studying under the direction of a renowned master calligrapher in Istanbul while completing a masters degree in civilization studies. She frequently speaks, teaches workshops and showcases her art in exhibitions throughout the US and Turkey.

  • Work
    • Teach for America
  • Education
    • Barnard College, Columbia University
    • relay graduate school of education