Zehra Imam

2018 Global Journalism Fellow


Zehra Imam is a teacher and the founding director of Illuminated Cities Project (ICP), an education organization that uses travel and the pedagogy of hope as tools for transformation with students, teachers, and their communities. In the United States, she has worked in the field of education in Detroit, Madison, Chicago, the South Bronx, and Brooklyn. Globally, she has taught public speaking to midwives in Pakistan, Urdu in India, and English and Humanities in Saudi Arabia. Imam is an alumnae of the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and is currently completing her Masters in in English Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

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