Jerin Arifa is an award-winning activist, a first-generation Bangladeshi and Muslim-American feminist, and happily married woman to an atheist, Alaskan man.
"She is incredible. Jerin has an amazing voice. And a very articulate, powerful, fierce, brave voice."
World-Renowned Activist, Playwright and Performer
Jerin Arifa is a polymath whose award-winning work has changed millions of lives worldwide -- from cutting-edge cancer research to community organizing. Jerin spearheaded the campus sexual assault policy for the largest urban public university in the nation -- while she was undocumented, long before obtaining her citizenship! She brought together diverse community stakeholders–media, legislators, staff, faculty, students, and University Board of Trustees–in a collaborative process of discovering needs and defining a desired policy. As a first-generation, Bangladeshi and American-Muslim feminist, Jerin leverages her multicultural background to deliver successful communications strategies for a variety of organizations, ranging from commercial real estate to nonprofits. As the Founder and President of the National Organization for Women’s (NOW) inaugural virtual chapter, Young Feminists and Allies, Jerin trains activists across the U.S. to create change. Jerin’s work has appeared in diverse outlets from The New York Times to Cosmopolitan, and she presents regularly to local, national and international audiences.