Jerin Arifa is a polymath whose award-winning work has changed millions of lives -- from cutting-edge cancer research to community organizing. Jerin spearheaded the sexual harassment and assault policy for one of the largest universities in the U.S. -- while undocumented!
Now, as an American citizen, she leverages 14 years of successes in corporate and nonprofit communications strategies to train and inspire the next generation of activists. As the Founder and President of the National Organization for Women’s (NOW) inaugural virtual chapter, Young Feminists and Allies, she empowers girls across the U.S. to create change in their own communities.
Jerin is skilled at building coalitions with unlikely allies, such as enlisting a fraternity to fight rape culture. A practicing Muslim feminist, she is happily married to an atheist, Alaskan man. She has received multiple awards, such as being chosen out of 10,000 nominees to attend the historic United State of Women Summit under President Obama. Her work has appeared in diverse outlets from The New York Times to Cosmopolitan, and she presents regularly to local, national and international audiences.