Parvez is a nonprofit industry professional and a social justice advocate with a unique combination of management skills in organizational development, education, grant writing, and community outreach programs. He has extensive experience leading and collaborating with diverse international teams in Brazil, Turkey, and Vietnam among other locations. His international development field management experience specifically focused on education and empowerment of underserved populations.
Parvez served as Director of St. John’s University’s Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery in New York City from 2003 to 2016 and as Adjunct Professor from 2007 to 2015. He received an MA in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Cultural Studies and Philosophy and also an MA in Global Development and Social Justice from St. John’s University. Capstone/Thesis in Global Development titled “Child Labor and Slavery in Bangladesh: Building Human Rights Through Information Sharing”.