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Noor Tagouri

Noor Tagouri, a 2012 PGCC graduate, made history as the youngest graduate to be selected as the 2012 Student Commencement Speaker at the 53rd Commencement Exercises of Prince George’s Community College. She earned an Associate of Arts in General Studies, and her academic achievements included membership in Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society and the Honors Academy. In addition, she made the Dean’s List with a 4.0-grade point average. She continued her education and earned her Bachelor of Art in Journalism from the University of Maryland in 2014.

 
Ms. Tagouri has now emerged as an accomplished Muslim-American journalist and producer who has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, BBC, Washington Post, People, Refinery29, New York Times, TIME, CNN, Fox News. Noor has been featured on SXSW, TEDx, Create and Cultivate, and at Istanbul Fashion Week. Recently, she authored a chapter in the Because I Was a Girl anthology, a collection of inspiring true stories of women from all over.
Ms. Tagouri’s self-produced documentary, “The Trouble They’ve Seen: The Forest Haven Story,” landed her a role at Newsy, a national news network. She produced her groundbreaking series “Americanize Me” about the intersections of America and culture, as well as “A Woman’s Job,” a series that focused on labor and its unseen positive ripples. Her latest docu-series, “Sold in America,” examines the U.S. sex trade, aired on Hulu in February 2018.
 
Ms. Tagouri has built a socially-aware and engaged community of nearly one million social media followers and has received international acclaim. She has also initiated several empowerment projects and brand partnerships. The most notable is #TheNoorEffect, a streetwear line –– a collaboration with Lisn Up Clothing –– that was dedicated to advancing anti-sex trafficking efforts. It was her way to turn a personal love into a tool for change –– fashion into advocacy.

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