Team

Academic Director:  Gabriela Nik. Ilieva, C. Professor, Coordinator, South Asian Language Programs, Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University gni1@nyu.edu

Lead Instructor:  Tasha Darbes, Assistant Professor, TESOL and Bilingual Education, Pace University tdarbespace@gmail.com

Administrative Director: Fidele Harfouche, Administrator, Hagop Kevorkian Center, NYU fh38@nyu.edu

Coordinator: Rajni Bhargava, Adjunct Lecturer, Assessment Coordinator, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, NYU rb154@nyu.edu

Language Experts:

Jishnu Shankar, Senior Hindi Lecturer, Hindi Urdu Flagship, University of Texas, Austin jishnu.shankar@gmail.com 

Tahira Naqvi, Senior Urdu Lecturer, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, NYU tn9@nyu.edu

Shilpa Parnami, Hindi Lecturer, Boston University shilpaparnami@gmail.com

Bhavya Singh, Hindi educator, technology expert, bsr307@nyu.edu

STARTALK@NYU Master Teachers:

Nusrat Sohail, Urdu Educator nsohail09@gmail.com 

Romeena Kureishy, Urdu educator romeena@hotmail.com