A writer and college essay coach, Naazish ( pronounced Nahz-ish ( like fish) YarKhan has written for over 50 media outlets including Chicago Tribune, PRI, NPR, On Being, LeanIn.org. A small-business owner, she consults as a marketing communications strategist for non-profits and small businesses. She is also the founder of Writers Studio (www.writersstudio.us) where her students have won national and international writing competitions, served as student reporters and been published. She holds a Masters in Communications from Northwestern University, IL and a Bachelors in English Literature from Bombay University, India.
The recipient of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) Excellence in Community Service Award and the Muslim Women's Association ( MWA) Inspiring Woman Award, Naazish is the mother of two, and loves movies and good food!