Director of Music Programs
ELMA Philanthropy Services
Tarik brings to the role a robust career in the public, private and non-profit sectors in the U.S. He also brings a passion for the role music can play in education and youth development.
Tarik’s career includes seven years as a Flight Controller for the International Space Station with NASA, two years consulting at Deloitte, including a focus on consulting with education and early childhood development non-profits, and two years as COO of The Commit! Partnership, a Dallas-based collective impact non-profit focused on expanding access to quality education for all children and youth from cradle to career.
Tarik has a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MBA and MA in Education from Stanford University. He plays the trumpet and has amassed a digital music collection that includes nearly 100,000 songs.