Arifa Sarfaz

Arifa Sarfraz 

Everyone belongs at UNSW 

Arifa’s migrated to Australia 15 years ago and knows first-hand how isolating it is to arrive in a new country with no extended family or friends. As UNSW Cultural Diversity Champion, Arifa believes cultural diversity is vital to enrich experiences in both our professional and personal lives.  

“As a first generation, Muslim, woman migrant from Pakistan, mother, student and part-time employee, I understand what it means to experience the challenges of diversity. I feel fortunate to be part of the change and hope to help to cultivate a culture and environment at UNSW where everyone feels safe, empowered and motivated to build a sustainable, socially just and emotionally fulfilling future.” 

Arifa works full-time as the Sustainability Manager to implement UNSW’s environmental sustainability vision, programme and engagement activities across the University. 

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