Born in Cairo, Egypt but having grown up in the US Shereef has always seen the potential in collaboration of transnational community. He attended Bucknell University and, to understand the interconnectedness of the world, studied economics and international relations. During Shereef's second year at Bucknell he participated in the Bucknell Brigade, a service-learning based sustainable development trip, sparking his intrigue in contemporary Latin American development and leading to a semester learning, living, and adventuring in Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil and Chile. Upon returning to Bucknell, Shereef went on to lead the Bucknell Brigade, further honing his interest in community-led development born of global community building. Since graduating, Shereef has worked in the office of International Fundraising at the University of Pennsylvania and co-led Putney GAIA El Salvador 2008 and Community Service Ecuador 2009. He is thrilled to return to Latin America and hopes to pursue a Masters in International Political Economy.