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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 trailblazer who co-created the campus sexual assault policy for the largest urban public university in the nation; and as a child, created a literacy program for homeless kids in Bangladesh. As the Founder and President of the National Organization for Women’s (NOW) inaugural virtual chapter, Young Feminists and Allies, Jerin mentors millennials across the country.

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Testimonial: Dr. Alan Gross

Jerin Arifa

I have seen Jerin's organizing capabilities first-hand. She single-handedly created the first totally on-line chapter for the National Organization for Women (NOW). As the chapter's first president, Jerin not only brought NOW members together from around the country, but organized webinars, on-line meetings, and action events both on-line and on the ground. Jerin has shown her interests include a broad spectrum of progressive issues, including women's rights, confronting violence and bullying, confronting religious intolerance, and promoting education for women and girls.

Dr. Alan Gross, Statistician and Economic Analyst