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Awards & Honors

Aug 2020 - May 2021
Fulbright Scholar
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, U.S. State Dept., Fulbright Commission

Best Paper Award
Public Interest Technology - University Network

Dec 2019
Founders' Award
Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture
The highest honor awarded to one outstanding student from graduating class.

Honorable Mention, KBA Award for Socially Responsible Architecture
Institute of Architects’, Pakistan
National Award

2015 - 2019
4 Honor’s List, 1 Dean’s List
Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture

Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture

March 2022
Highly Commended Award
UIA - International Union of Architects

March 2018
Best Undergraduate Paper
Institute of Architects' Pakistan

Feb 2017
Runner-up, IKEA Young Athletes Playroom Design Competition, Special Olympics Pakistan

‘Iftikhar Ali’ Award: Outstanding performance, Psychology, Cordoba School for A’levels, 2014

Presentations &
Invited Talks

June 2023
The Southeast Environmental Justice Summit,  “Mapping for Environmental Justice”, Atlanta, USA

May 2023
Air Quality ATL23 Symposium: “Urban Air Quality in The Age of Climate Change”, “Visualizing Resiliency: Map Spot”, Atlanta, USA

March 2023
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA 2023), “Youth Advocacy for Disaster Resilience through Data Visualization”, Atlanta, USA,

January 2023
Code for America, ‘Social Innovation as Cooking and Consipiracy’,

Dec 2022
Society for Social Studies of Sciences (4S), “Visualizing Resiliency”, Cholula, Mexico, 2022

May 2022
Columbia University, GSAPP, “Digital Impact On Space”,

April 2022
Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, “Heart Sense: Feminist Reflections on Physiology and Embodiment”, Presented at ACCelerate Festival, Washington D.C.,

Dec 2020
Consulate of Italy, Trellis: A Shared Housing project in Karachi”, Presented at ‘Drawing the Future, Karachi,

Feb 2020
N.E.D. Univeristy of Engineering & Technology, Dept. of Architecture "Shared Economy & Architecture", Karachi,

Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture "Virtual Space and the future of Architecture", Karachi

IAPEX 2018 “Architect + Communal Space and The Future” Karachi, Pakistan, 2018 *First student speaker in the 14-year history of the Conference


Aug 2021 - Present
Ph.D. in Digital Media, Human-Computer Interaction
Georgia Institute of Technology
Minor in Public Policy 
Graduated National Science Foundation's National Innovation Corps ( NSF's I-Corps ) Program

Aug 2020 -May 2021
M.Sc. in Architectural Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Minor in Global Studies, Course work in Artificial Intelligence

Jan 2015 - Dec 2019
B. Arch.
Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture
Project Management, Project Management, Digital Tools for Architects, Design Studios


Oct 2023 - Present
metaLAB (at) Harvard
▒ Developing research outputs for “Invisible Waves” Projects
▒ Curating a repositry of lessons on AI pedagogy

May 2023 - Aug 2023
Summer Researcher
Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
Part of team for Institute for Rebooting Social Media
Conducted a landscape analysis for Internet Studies and Governance leading to improved research output for the Institute
Developled model system for LLMs implementation on social media to mediate user-user interaction

Aug 2021 - Present
Graduate Research Assistant
Georgia Institute of Technology
▒ Led the team through NSF's I-Corps to conduct 104 customer discovery interviews in 7 weeks in Summer 2023
▒ Conducted 16 stakeholder interviews, focus groups and contextual inquiries to develop user experience (UX) for "YARDs" project a $1 Million youth advocacy project funded through NSF.
▒ Redesigned the user interface (UI) using wireframes and prototypes in Figma for Map Spot, an interactive data visualization and map-making tool for middle-schoolers
▒ Designed maps using Mapbox & Tableau, developed and taught 3 workshop modules to promote spatial data literacy among middle-school students
▒ Coordinated program implementation with multiple stakeholders, to deliver the program to 35+students in 2022

May 2022 - Aug 2022
International Strategy Analyst Intern
Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute (EII)
▒ Analyzed and managed data sources using Python and Excel for research on industrial and regional partnerships, utilizing Tableau to visualize data and refine 5,000+ data points to 234 key indicators for 200 countries
▒ Developed a dashboard with HTML, CSS and Javascript to access data from 17 new data sources related to supply chain risks, trade, governance, manufacturing capabilities, and innovation helping direct $1 billion in capital
▒ Advocated for and achieved successful inclusion of Social and Human Capital indices in the database, utilizing persuasive communication and negotiation skills 

March 2019 - May 2020
Co-Founder & Creative Director
▒ Led the team for 10+ consumer experiences (UX/CX) and marketing campaigns, utilizing Adobe Creative Suite to create high-quality design deliverables, resulting in new partnerships with Engro Corp, Friesland Campina, and Habib Bank Limited leading to a 10x increase in revenue
▒ Bootstrapping the startup leading to a successful exit in just 8 months

May 2018 - May 2020
Philosophy Instructor & Instructional Designer
The Learning Tree / be-khudi
▒ Designing Philosophy module in conjunction with Mindfulness & Comparative Spiritualities leading to first-ever mindfulness and philosophy curriculum in Pakistan for middle-schools
▒  Implemented and taught the curriculum to around 100+ Middle-Schoolers