Fatiah Touray, Esq.

Fatiah Touray, Esq. is the Assistant Dean of Diversity and International Students at the College of Arts and Science and Director of the Academic Achievement Program (AAP). This position was inaugural and Fatiah had the opportunity to create a vision for diversity and inclusion for the college. Under her direction, the AAP student population has nearly tripled - from 110 students to now 326 students across the university.  She founded the Diversity Research Incubator Program, which seeks to increase the number of historically underrepresented students that conduct undergraduate research and ultimately apply to graduate and doctoral programs. Her work in diversity also covers faculty affairs as a leader of the FAS Faculty Diversity Initiative, in which she delivers diversity trainings to academic advisors university wide and co-facilitate faculty workshops. This year in response to NYU students of color voicing their experiences of microaggressions on campus, she created training on Pedagogies of Inclusion for teaching in the classroom. This presentation was very successful and it has been adapted for a global audience and to train 15 global site staff and administrators in the office of global Programs at NYU.

Prior to Fatiah’s role at New York University, she worked as a legal consultant at the United Nations for MediaGlobal News.  Fatiah has experience in a diverse range of disciplines ranging from education to the law. She has published in the area of financial justice and written on social issues abroad, and was enrolled in Howard Law School’s Civil Rights Clinic. Fatiah received her B.A., with Honors, in Journalism and Africana Studies from New York University. Fatiah received her M.S. in Education from The City University of New York - Brooklyn College.  Fatiah also received her JD from the Howard University School of Law.  While in law school, Fatiah created a mentoring program for middle school girls in Washington, D.C. that is still active today.  Prior to law school, she was a Math Teacher at Bushwick Community High School, where she was one of 15 teachers chosen from around the nation as a National Endowment for the Humanities Scholar.

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