Sharifa is a Lecturer in Sport Management at St Mary's University.
Her love of sports, venues and events began at Syracuse University in Upstate New York as a high-performance athlete. She played at one of the highest levels in women’s football and at the conclusion of her football career she transitioned from participating to organising.
Sharifa has travelled all over the world, working on world class events in Canada, the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom. She has worked for the organising committees for three international multi-sport events and most recently as the Senior Venue Operations Manager at Tower Bridge.
Holding a Master of Education degree from the University of Ottawa, Sharifa now uses her educational, professional and international experience to mentor and educate those interested in the sport, event and venue management industries.
I remember thinking “if this this the appreciation and care they show to staff, students must feel even more welcomed and apart of the St Mary’s community.”
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