MARWA JANINI

Marwa is a multilingual Palestinian-Latina Muslim American currently serving as the Interim Executive Director at the Arab American Association of New York. She has been working as a community leader with AAANY for over five years. She holds a Master’s degree in Middle Eastern Studies from The CUNY Graduate Center, where she was honored as the 2015 Outstanding Student in the Masters Program in Middle Eastern Studies. Marwa is also a member of RIMAAL, a global network of researchers committed to expanding the discourse surrounding Latin America and the Arab Worlds. Her work has been published in Jadaliyya Magazine.

Marwa is also an adjunct professor of English at CUNY, College of Staten Island (CSI) and the Co-Founder of The Pilot Co-Remediation Program at CSI English ESL and Developmental Programs. She served as a leading fellow at The New York Community Trust Fellowship at CUNY Baruch and has been involved in charitable initiatives in the northern region of Ghana, providing supplies and fundraising for Al Nuriye Primary School.

Marwa brings a passion that is unmatched to her activism, whether it's providing much needed legal services to disenfranchised immigrant communities in New York City or working with Syrian Refugees in the Syrian-Turkey Border. She is also a proud mother of a beautiful little girl.