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May 27 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT

Title: “Mastering Yourself”: Understanding and Navigating Imposter Syndrome

Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm EDT

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Open classroom, all Aligners are welcomed to attend!

Join us as Karin Firioza and Naomi Base, Director and Assistant Director at the Center for Intercultural Engagement lead you into a conversation surrounding imposter syndrome—including how to identify, and navigate its effects in our daily lives.


About the Speakers

Karin Firoza is a graduate of Wellesley College, with a double major in religion and economics. After graduation Karken became a resident organizer with Bend the Arc’s Community Organizing Residency (COR) and spent a year as a union organizer in Baltimore, MD. COR attracted cohorts of faith inspired community organizers to collaborate on organizing efforts in support of workers, immigrants, underserved communities. Most recently, Karin was the Community Development Director for four years at Youth LEAD (formerly Interfaith Action), a non-profit organization whose vision is to equip high schoolers with the skills that they need to effectively connect across differences of identity including race, class, and religion. Karin is also a co-founder of Roots & Wings, a start-up that trains and consults with client organizations, schools, community groups, and businesses to deeply reflect on the intersection of identity and leadership development. Prior to being named as Director, Karin served as the Senior Assistant Director for the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service (CSDS) on campus, where she focused on interfaith connections and dialogue training.

Naomi Boase holds a Bachelor of Arts from Taylor University in International Studies (Middle East Studies) and a Master of Science from SOAS, University of London, in Violence, Conflict and Development. Naomi recently transitioned out of humanitarian aid and international development. She previously worked in the Middle East, most recently managing psychosocial projects in the north of Jordan, which focused on identity and relational development with and for Syrian refugees. Naomi has worked directly with international students in Boston at both Education First and Eastern Nazarene College.


Please note, registration closes on Wednesday, May 20.

If you would like more information on the Center of Intercultural Engagement, please visit: https://studentlife.northeastern.edu/cie/


May 27
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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