Karim was a student at The George Washington University, majoring in International Affairs with a concentration in Conflict Resolution. In Fall 2014, he studied comparative human rights in Chile, Jordan, and Nepal, where he got the opportunity to meet with civil society leaders who were finding local solutions to pressing challenges. Farishta is a John F. Kennedy School of Government Public Policy and Leadership Conference Fellow and has worked at the Alliance for Peacebuilding to join other innovative Peacebuilders with their projects. Karim is also the founder of the youth-led Global Issues Summit in Sugar Land, Texas.