Jerin Arifa is an award-winning activist, a first-generation Bangladeshi and Muslim-American feminist, and happily married woman to an atheist, Alaskan man.
Jerin Arifa is a polymath who received awards across disciplines -- from molecular biology to social justice. Her insatiable curiosity, along with her impeccable work ethic and high empathy, enable her to excel in a wide range of subjects -- whether it’s performing cutting-edge cancer research, or organizing across the aisles.
The White House, Historical United State of Women Summit, Chosen among 10,000 nominations.
Edna Berger Marks Foundation, Edna Award of Note for Advancing Social Justice.
The Women's Democratic Club of New York City, Community Activist Award.
City University of New York, Harriet Brows Scholarship for Social Change.
Hunter College, Student Activities Award.
National Council of Jewish Women, First Prize Winner in Essay Contest on Ethics.
RESEARCH / ACADEMIC AWARDS:
The New York Academy of Science, First Award for Scientific Achievement.
International Science and Engineering Fair, Finalist.
City University of New York, Thomas W. Smith Academic Fellowship.