Graduate Student Spotlights

Emad Karim

Educational Communication and Technology

Briefly tell us why you chose your program:
I wanted to combine my background in education, my professional training in software development and passion to design media for social justice issues. ECT is the perfect match for this unusual combination.
My inspiration is:
Love in, Love out
I would like to be remembered for:
brightening your day even if I couldn't brighten mine
Something I collect:
hand written letters
Why I went to Graduate School:
searching for inspiration, a break to systematically think about my future
My best job ever:
freelancing with NGOs
A hobby I have is:
recently, photographing bicycles with stolen tires in NYC.
The professor who influenced me the most:
Jan Plass
My favorite place to study is:
A green spot in Roosevelt Island infront of the UN headquarters
My best commuity service experience:
Green Children camp leader
My secret passion is:
Chocolate, cheese, books, music
If I could take a year off I would:
Going for a peace mission in Africa

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Luxor, Egypt
What are your plans after you graduate?
pursuing a non-profit career in peace promotion and environmental education
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
IFP International Fellowship Program scholarship, MCIT scholarship, President of the Nakada Youth Parliament, President of the Cultural Commission of Qena Governorate Youth Parliament.
Community Service and Other Activities:
Volunteer for GAA one of UN affiliated organizations, Volunteering Media specialist for KD CDA, Volunteer English teacher for KD summer schools, Training Specialist, environmental camps leader.