BREAK, CREATE, INSPIRE

Super excited to be speaking at Syracuse University’s Entrepreneurship Club this evening alongside a good friend of mine, Anthony Obas. Our talk will focus on creative entrepreneurship and its relationship to finding alternative ways to turn your passion into your reality. Various aspects of this process, including dealing with mental health, understanding short term and…

“ZULUECHO Initiative” explained on FiberCast Podcast

I’m often asked why I started ZULUECHO Initiative, what it means and what the “big idea” behind the movement is. I always love answering this question because it allows me to take people through my own “BREAKTHROUGH” moment in 2017 – the process by which I realized that I wanted to start ZULUECHO Initiative. Last…

Problem Solving through Design

I recently had the absolute pleasure of being featured on Caley Lacerda’s Podcast “FiberCast” as part of his overall Fiber Fitness Project. Caley dedicates this podcast to people he considers to be “disruptors” and non traditional thinkers. “A podcast by Outliers, for Outliers”. Apart from expressing my gratitude to Caley for having me on the…

Featured in “ZIPPED” Magazine!

I’m so grateful to have been featured in “ZIPPED” Magazine’s Culture post of the week. A huge thank you to Alexandra McCartha for writing such an incredible piece about ZULUECHO Initiative. Alex was able to piece together so many elements of what ZULUECHO Initiative stands for and explain them beautifully – thank you ! You…

Profile on Zain Elwakil by Amie Bayardelle

I have been honored to have a profile written about me by Syracuse University Sophomore Amie Bayardelle, an independent artist in the Bandier program at SU. Please read the article and check out her incredible music on SoundCloud.  While at Syracuse University, Zain Elwakil found that in pursuing his architecture career in college, he and…

Profile on Zain Elwakil by Jessica Mastorides

I am humbled and honored by this great piece written about me by Syracuse University Sophomore Jessica Mastorides. After switching from being a newspaper and online journalism major to advertising, Jessica finds herself increasingly interested in the marketing world. Having interned with real estate agency Fisher Brothers, she has developed a passion for large scale…

Featured in “Her Campus” at the University of Toronto!

I was honored to be featured in “Her Campus” magazine at the University of Toronto this week! I was approached by author Lina Maragha, an old friend from High School, who was able to capture exactly what I strive to accomplish and achieve through ZULUECHO Initiative in her article. Not only was this an opportunity…

SU X ZULUECHO

  As the semester comes to an end, I am thankful as to how far I have come in my Architectural Career, and for how far ZULUECHO has come with me. During the semester I was lucky enough to have the chance to spread the ZULUECHO mentality through conversations with fellow students and friends, but…