Shaa’ista B. Sabir


Agnes Scott College – Decatur, GA
Expected Graduation Date: May 2020
Master of Arts in Writing and Digital Communication

City, University of London – London, UK
Graduation Date: January 19, 2018
Master of Arts in Creative Writing, Playwriting and Screenwriting

Agnes Scott College – Decatur, GA
Graduation Date: May 12, 2012
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology/Anthropology, Minor in Theatre


Horizon Theatre Company – Atlanta, GA
September 2012 – May 2013
Playwriting Apprenticeship, EMC (Actors’ Equity Association, Equity Membership Candidate)

Work Experience

Research AssistantDr. Shannan Palma, Atlanta, GA:

July 2019 – Present

  • Organize and highlight research materials based on Dr. Palma’s current research
  • Coordinate scheduling for guests of the “Once Upon a Patriarcy” Podcast
  • Research current pedagogy in feminist theory by authors of diverse and marginalized backgrounds

Community Outreach, Atlanta, GA:

September 2018 – Present

  • Research target audience and facilitate engagement with schools at community events and activities
  • Plan and execute activities with youth ages 2-12 around literacy and story telling
  • Canvas and register students within metro Atlanta for the “March to 20Hundred Thousand Books” as a part of Atlanta’s MLK Holiday weekend

ESL TeacherVIPKID Ltd.:

December 2017 – May 2019

  • Tutor students age 4-13 in English via 1-to-1 lessons that emphasize critical learning
  • Contribute constructive and personalized feedback to student’s parents
  • Administer tests and complete evaluations to analyze student performance

Assistant Coordinator, Street TeamAFROPUNK London/Metropolis Music

August 2016 – July 2017

  • Facilitate scheduling and event promotion of 50 team members
  • Knowledgeable of the AFROPUNK movement in order to promote its tenants of Equality and Individuality
  • Attend and work music and cultural events (i.e. Notting Hill Carnival, London Fashion Week) as a spokesperson for AFROPUNK music festival

BaristaSourced Market, London, UK:

July 2017 – September 2017

  • Knowledgeable of monthly guest coffee and espresso and able to make recommendations based on the customers preferences
  • Cultivated a personal experience with each customer while introducing them to organic and locally sourced food and drink suppliers
  • Received ongoing coffee training through Origin Coffee Roasters with an understanding of different brewing methods

BaristaThe Grocery Wine Vault & Kitchen, London, UK:

December 2015 – July 2016

  • Serve a variety of beverages including Monmouth coffee and Chash teas
  • Open and close café area, including counter set-up and display
  • Responsible for inventory, restocking and waste management of café goods.

Head BaristaLe Pain Quotidien, SOHO, NY:

March 2015 – September 2015

  • Uphold the core values of LPQ including making genuine connections with customers and co-workers alike
  • Cross-trained as retailer/barista and kitchen staff for LPQ New York locations
  • Oversee initial training of new hires for retail and kitchen staff

Sales AssociateEXPRESS, Brooklyn, NY:

November 2013 – May 2014

  • Aid customers with clothing and accessory selection based on their individual style and needs
  • Ensure customers are aware of the benefits of our Express’ Express Next Rewards Program and Credit Card
  • Provide an efficient cash wrap experience to maintain customer satisfaction

Computer Skills

  • Final Draft, Celtx, WriterDuet
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Microsoft Office
  • Quicken/QuickBooks Pro/Online
  • SPSS Research Software
  • Tableau Data Visualization Software