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: Greta Scharnweber, Associate Director, Hagop Kevorkian Center, NYU gs113@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

Bindeshwari Aggarwal, Senior Hindi Lecturer, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, NYU ba23@nyu.edu

STARTALK@NYU Master Teachers:

Nusrat Sohail, Urdu Educator nsohail09@gmail.com 

Romeena Kureishy, Urdu educator romeena@hotmail.com