Greetings from Oberlin! A Pakistani American, I've spent the majority of my life overseas, grappling with the definition of home. I graduated from high school in Cairo, Egypt and attended college in the United States, pursuing sociology/anthropology and English literature at Swarthmore College. After college, I went to Morocco to teach sixth grade, then worked at a newspaper in Kuwait, conducted research in the colonial archives in Pakistan, and wrote the student handbook for a new university in Saudi Arabia. Following those adventures, I earned my MA at Columbia University, concentrating on anthropology and education.
What drew me to the field of higher education--and to Oberlin, in particular--is the prospect of sharing my love of learning with students across the world. Oberlin's vibrant, close-knit, collaborative, engaged community is constantly inspiring me to do and be more. I love sharing the stories of this campus and student body with prospective students and their parents.
My travels for the Admissions office take me to Texas, South America, Latin America, and Asia. I also read applications from Arkansas, Idaho, Montana, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming. I look forward to meeting you and reading your applications!