Born and raised in New York City, Kareem has a B.A. Honors in African & African American Studies from Stanford University with a concentration in Identity, Diversity, and Aesthetics. As an undergraduate, he pursued research on local Hip Hop culture, activism and education in Cape Town, South Africa, writing an honors thesis and producing a short documentary.
As an M.A. student in African Studies, he plans to continue his focus on the intersections between art and culture, with the ultimate goal of continuing to work in the music industry.
Kareem has worked throughout the arts world in many capacities, formerly working in dance and is currently the Co-Chair of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford. He is excited for the opportunity to keep learning and growing academically while searching for ways to contribute to the arts globally.