Nabilla Ariffin

Nabilla Ariffin, Director, Bureau of Sports

As a lifelong squash player, Ms. Nabilla Ariffin believes in the unique power of sports to empower, educate and create opportunities for youth. Growing up in a family that values sports, she started playing squash at the young age of 10 and went on to represent her country Malaysia in various junior and professional squash championships. She currently competes professionally in the World Squash Doubles Tour with her highest world ranking at #13.

Ms. Ariffin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies with Concentration on Sustainable Development from University of Pennsylvania.

  • Community Impact Director, SquashSmarts Inc.
  • Research Assistant, U3 Advisors.
  • Squash Professional & Head of College Engagement, The Baldwin School.
  • Marketing & Research Analyst, AthenianRazak LLC.
  • Real Estate Development Intern, Philadelphia’s Mayor Office for Economic Development & City Planning.

  • Member, Cohort 2030.
  • Member, Philadelphia Youth Sports Collaborative Mayor’s Task Force.
  • Advisory Board, University of Pennsylvania Muslim Student Association.

Sports Record - Squash Accolades
  • Two-Time Co-Captain Penn Women Varsity Squash Team 2011-2012; 2012-2013.
  • Played No.1 on the Women Squash Team.
  • First Team All-Ivy 2009-2013.
  • Second Team All-American 2010-2013.
  • Champion U.S. National Skill Level 2015.
  • 2nd Place Asian Junior Team Championships 2007.
  • 5th Place in Women’s World Team Championship 2005.
  • Quarterfinalist British Junior Open 2002.
  • Scottish Junior Open 2002.
  • World Junior Championship 2001.
  • Olympian Junior Award of Excellence 2000.

Entry in The IYF

IYF History
Director, Bureau of Sports (2018- ).