Taha Arif

United States. Born 14/02/1996

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Taha Arif - Volunteering Profile

Poet, Pioneer, Passion

About Me

I will soon be graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering from NC State. I am Pakistani national and an American Citizen. I want you to remember me as a Pioneer.

Up until recently, I had been pursuing a career with a large engineering consulting company, hence my wide variety of experiences. After thinking about my purpose in this world further, I have decided that I will be I will be dedicating my career to rural development in South Asia. My engineering background has shaped me into a capable problem solver.

I want to promote entrepreneurship and believe that the people most qualified to build solutions for rural areas are members of those communities themselves. In my college experience, I have worked on 3 different startups. Two of which are my own. I also enjoy participating in Hack-a-thons, in fact my team and I won NC State's 2017 Sustainability Make-a-thon (https://sustainability.ncsu.edu/get-involved/events/makeathon/), and we are finalists for the 2017 LuLu Egames!

I relieve stress through the arts, specifically through poetry (improvised/written) and hip hop. I perform in regular slam poetry gatherings. I have been a featured artist for fundraiser concerts, and won this year's 2017 Technimetric Poetry Slam. I welcome you to look at my portfolio to understand my values.

Music: https://soundcloud.com/taha-trax/tracks
Improvised Poetry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvCyfPLwet0
Poetry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MU2IH-fqj6E&t=68s

Being a versatile leader is one of my best attributes.
I welcome your inquiry, so please send me an email at taarif@ncsu.edu to find out more.

I hope to hear from you soon!

South Asia, Cambodia, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka

Agriculture Work
Conservation Work
Disaster Relief
Teaching
Human Rights Work

Motivational Speaking, Poetry, Teaching, Prototyping, Electronics, Computer Science, App development, grant writing, Music Production, Public Speaking

Miracle League of the Triangle Team Coach, Student for Organic United Living Garden, English Teacher at Escuela Urbana Mixta en San Jose Chacaya, 5k Races and Organizing, Leadership Workshop Organizer for Girl's Club of America

https://www.linkedin.com/in/tahaarif/