Zain is a second-generation Pakistani-American Queer Muslim passionate about community engagement and arts-cultural management. He has worked for offices and non-profit organizations in Washington DC, Japan, Ghana, Pakistan, and France, and has worked across a range of scales and disciplines such as architecture, industrial design, real estate, curation, fashion, and production.
His design and research work has been featured in several news articles and publications, as well as presented at conferences across the country. Combining his passion for socially responsive design work with his interests in management, he hopes to continue supporting minority socio-cultural-religious groups as a professional by one day leading creative enterprises in fostering contextually responsible work that engages with underserved and underrepresented communities.
He currently serves as the International Fellow for Domaine de Boisbuchet, a French arts and cultural non-profit, and the Co-Chair for Hidayah US, an organization providing support and welfare for LGBTQIA+ Muslims across the world. Zain holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Carnegie Mellon University and is pursuing a Master of Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Art in Design Leadership from Maryland Institute College of Art.
AIAS CRIT Scholar Research Program
Awards for Artistic Excellence
Measuring & Monitoring Internship Fund
AIAS Chapter President Honor Award
Ecolutions Fashion Show Winner
CRIT Live Research Symposium Presenter
3rd Place Epic Metals Design Competition