Parvez is a nonprofit industry professional and social justice advocate with a combination of management skills in nongovernment organizations, fundraising, communications, and community development. He has extensive experience in higher education, refugee resettlement, grant writing, global development, and empowerment of vulnerable and underserved communities.
He leverages his own experiences as an immigrant born in Bangladesh and raised between England, South America and the United States to adopt a critical perspective on human migration policies and cooperation. This has given him a distinct vantage point of the challenges and barriers refugees and immigrants face in adjusting to a new and increasingly diverse American society.
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. He brings operational experience from Venezuela, Vietnam, Turkey, and Brazil.
Capstone/Thesis in Global Development titled “Child Labor and Slavery in Bangladesh: Building Human Rights Through Information Sharing”.