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sareen Handoush

not the minority

Parkes Philanthropy

New York, New York

project manager

Creative social impact project manager with public and private sector experience in policy, research, and data analytics. Passionate about utilizing data, communications, design and project management tools to implement sustainable global social impact programs.








Adobe InDesign

G Suite


MS Office

IT skills

research &

data analysis

















english: native

arabic: intermediate

spanish: intermediate

professional experience

Co-founder, Head of Communication & Social Impact

Not the minority is an initiative to increase mental health literacy by providing culturally competent resources to young adults.

  • Design market research surveys, conduct interviews, and analyze data metrics determining global mental health issues

  • Lead Instagram, graphic design, and website content to increase understanding of and engagement in mental health

May 2020 - present 

Social  Impact & Philanthropy Consultant


Parkes Philanthropy is a consulting firm that equips organizations with the ideas and resources to positively impact the world.

  • Build the corporate responsibility and philanthropic programs for top companies, NGO’s, and individuals in the fields of Education, Healthcare, Community Development, International Development, and Arts & Culture.

  • Manage client communications, designing websites, composing articles, blog posts, and PR briefs

  • Analyze client’s operational activities to institute sustainability and social impact initiatives


April 2020 - present 


Social Impact & Culture Project Manager

Selina is an international hospitality company, blending accommodation with coworking, recreation, wellness, and social impact.

  • Secured $60 million in funding from sustainable investors by creating the company’s first sustainability program

  • Facilitated conversations between staff and executive team concerning diversity, inclusion, and equity

  • Saved $1 million in operational costs by evaluating sustainability and safety audits, and instituting global standards in  for minimal waste, water, and energy usage

  • Implemented data collection strategies, and evaluated over 2,000 datasets of impact activities across 60 hotels 

  • Facilitated global social impact partnerships for economic, educational, and environmental initiatives 

  • Improved employee satisfaction by 25% in 2 months, organizing 150+ impact and employee engagement events and increased internal communications (managing employee newsletter, Instagram, and impact website)

June 2019 - May 2020 

New York, NY & Panama

Policy & Communications Fellow

SC Future Minds is a nonprofit that supports excellence in teaching, encouraging collaboration among public education stakeholders, and connecting private financial support to public schools.

  • Collaborated with stakeholders, state department officials, and
    Corporate Responsibility executives to advance public education programs

  • Implemented the first database detailing all of the institutions (nonprofits, companies, government entities) that influence public education in South Carolina, to increase the depth of regional education initiatives

  •  Conducted research and aided in the rebranding of the organization, increasing its ability to impact education initiatives in South Carolina.


September 2018 - January  2019

Columbia, SC

Global Development Policy and Advocacy Intern

Save the Children is a leading humanitarian organization improving the lives of children worldwide.                                     

  • Pioneered statistical evaluations with USAID determining the human impact of decreases in humanitarian aid funding

  • Authored a “Global Situation Report” detailing every global crisis to increase social awareness for Congress, made in collaboration with the UN Foundation, OxFam, CARE, and World Vision, and informed policy strategies on Capitol Hill

  • Led 10 constituents to meetings with Congresspeople, briefing them on pivotal policy initiatives effecting national education during Save the Children's annual Advocacy Summit 

  • Facilitated meetings with 50 Congresspeople, increasing support for bills concerning global health, education and gender equity and increasing 

  • Contributed to the maintenance of Global Health funding between FY17 and FY18, and to a 34% increase in funding for global health programs from the President’s FY18 budget request.

January 2018 - May 2018 

Washington, DC

Policy Intern


The Fund for Global Health is a social enterprise with the driving mission to provide the maximum possible health benefit to vulnerable communities.

  • Increased awareness of and funding for global health issues, and influenced policy decisions for imperative health legislation in the US.

  • Conducted health research, determining the global prevalence of certain health issues and diseases, such as tuberculosis (TB), and the impact of governmental global health funding

  •  Facilitated meetings with South Carolina representatives, encouraging support for legislation to increase global health funding


September 2017 - January 2018