Pinar Zubaroglu is a doctoral candidate and adjunct faculty member at Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service. Originally from Turkey, she studied social work at Hacettepe University School of Social Work in Ankara, and served as a case manager in a state hospital after graduation. Her experience there made her want to learn how policies are designed and how they can be changed. With a scholarship from the Turkish Ministry of Education, she continued her education in the United States.
At Fordham, Ms. Zubaroglu has served as a research assistant and taught courses on social work research methods, statistics, and policy. She has studied the relocation process for Haitian people coming from the Dominican Republic, labor force assessment of youth capacity for employment in Haiti, and the impact of an international social work teaching model on student’s self-efficacy. Ms. Zubaroglu served as part of a research team studying the impact of displacement of women in Haiti, and the effectiveness of relocation programs. She received the Generation Jobless Award from International House and the Ford Foundation to implement a job training connection project addressing youth unemployment in Haiti. Her dissertation focuses on the effect of US resettlement policies on women refugees. Ms. Zubaroglu holds an MSW from the Columbia School of Social Work.