Sahar Kazemini

Senior Programme Manager

Born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand is home for me but my ancestral roots are Iranian. Navigating culture and identity has played an important role in my journey; and I have long been curious about exploring the layers of who we are as unique individuals, our deeper life experiences, and what this means within the larger fabric of our communities and contexts. I spent my undergraduate years at New York University Abu Dhabi studying Psychology and relishing the liberal arts experience, and I have a Master’s degree in Higher & Postsecondary Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. My background in Student Affairs includes working in residential life, study abroad and career services. Social justice work is at the heart of who I am, and I am thrilled to be of service in fostering a diverse, inclusive and equitable community here at Yale-NUS.

It is my hope that through our engagements and the Intercultural Engagement initiatives – you will feel supported, you will take time for deeper reflection, you will be challenged, and you will be open to a shift in your perspectives about yourself and the world around you.

Advice for Students

This is an incredibly powerful time in your journey!
Savor every moment and be present in your experience. Find the courage and take the time to really reflect on who you are and what sets your soul on fire. Always voice your needs, be kind to yourself, and take advantage of the resources available to you.

Fun Fact

I am really interested in topics around mindfulness and contemplative practices – I love trees and I meditate daily!

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