Naazish YarKhan

College Essay Coach & Communications Strategist

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, 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 ( 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!